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Minimum legal age
There are many laws that deal with the sale of age-restricted products and services. The minimum age traders are permitted to sell age restricted products are noted below. Business companion - underage sales also provide full list of age restricted products and advice on preventing sales of an age-restricted product to a person below the legal age.
18 years and over
Consumers must be 18 years and over to purchase:
- fireworks and sparklers
- knives, axes or blades
- lighter refills containing butane
- nicotine inhaling products (including c-cigarettes and e-liquid / vape juice)
- videos, DVDs and computer games with a 18+ classification
16 years and over
To purchase aerosol paint, consumers must be 16 years and over.
15 years and over
Videos, DVDs and computer games with a 15+ classification can only be purchased by consumers 15 years and over.
12 years and over
Consumers must be 12 years and over to purchase:
- christmas crackers
- videos, DVDs and computer games with a 12+ classification