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There is no law in Australia stating specifically that a child cannot be left home alone. However, there are a number of welfare laws which raise issues that should be adressed before you consider leaving a child home alone for any length of time.

The related link leads to the Australian Government's Parentlink page on this matter, which has more information and advice regarding leaving a child on their own. It details all of the concerns regarding the law and has advice regarding when a child can be left home alone.
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