How old do I need to be to leave home without parental consent?

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Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley

The short answer is that you need to be 16 to leave home without parental consent. However, it is not always that simple, and you would need to think about things like access to income to support you. For a full answer to your question, plus additional advice, please see the Community Law Manual available at www.communitylaw.org.nz.

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