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Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 (NSW)

 

Overview

Section 8 defines a minor as a person under 18 years of age for purposes of 'civil' acts, including contracting (s 4 defines civil act to include a contract).

A minor is not bound by a contract except as provided by the Act (s 17).

Beneficial acts are presumptively binding (s 19) (unless, by reason of youth, the minor lacks the understanding 'necessary for his or her participation' in the act).

Minors may affirm acts when attaining the age of 18 (s 30).

A Court may also confer contractual capacity on a minor for purposes of undertaking a civil act (including contract) (s 26).

See full Act at AustLII