Two passers-by inspect a bronze sculpture in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak

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Two passers-by examine a bronze sculpture within the Melbourne suburb of Toorak

Exposing your naked buttocks in public has been formally made against the law within the Australian state of Victoria.

Generally known as mooning, the cheeky offence was beforehand punishable beneath different legal guidelines however is now banned beneath particular laws.

First-time offenders withstand two months in jail whereas repeat offenders may spend six months behind bars.

The modification was one in every of greater than 50 crimes included in an overhaul of sexual offence legal guidelines.

The up to date laws has been designed, partially, to separate pranks involving nudity from acts of sexual publicity.

The Abstract Offences Act states that “behaviour that’s indecent offensive or insulting contains behaviour that includes an individual exposing (to any extent) the individual’s anal or genital area”.

It particularly cites “mooning or streaking” for instance of such an offence.

The act additionally outlaws singing “an obscene track or ballad” and behaving in a “riotous, indecent, offensive or insulting method”.