All areas of Australia allow the use of corporal punishment as long as it is reasonable and not likely to cause more than short term discomfort. Some states have banned the use of corporal punishment in all schools. The exceptions are:

 

Northern Territory

 

Allowed in all schools unless parents have withheld permission.

 

Queensland

 

Allowed in non-government schools

 

Western Australia

 

Allowed in non-government schools

 

South Australia

 

Corporal punishment not mentioned in legislation.

 

ACT

 

Not allowed in schools but with provisos