Australians are already aware of their bizarre rules but foreigners who want to visit or move to the country should know that simple mistakes can lead to hefty fines and also criminal records.
The family solicitor at the Refugee Service of Legal Aid New South Wales, Florence Montalvo Cruz, believes that many of the crimes committed by people who are not born in Australia are due to the bizarre nature of the rules.
She said to SBS: “One of the things that my dad likes to do is that when he goes to the market, sometimes he tastes the fruits, for example, a grape. And I know that a lot of people from different cultures have that similar practice.
“But what they don’t understand is that in that situation, when they’re taking fruits in those supermarkets, technically speaking that’s shoplifting.”
From smoking at the train station to not locking your car door, there are many unique rules that people should be are of.
In Victoria, adults will be fined $212 and teens or children $72 if caught smoking at the train station.
In New South Wales, fines range from $300 to $550 for anyone caught smoking not only at the train station but also on metro, ferry or bus services, or at their designated stations.
It was in 2012 when the laws prohibiting smoking at bus stops and train stations were passed while North Australia has placed bans on all bus stops.
Some of the simple mistakes including having your feet up on the train, driving using an international license, not locking your car door, not registering your pet, and swearing in public.
What’s your take on this? Let us know in the comments section! SHARE this with your friends and family and don’t forget to FOLLOW our page for more stories and news!