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He was sentenced today as a juvenile in the District Court at Southport after pleading guilty to nine charges of sexual assault and three charges of common assault.
Two of the victims, who were aged 15 years at the time of the offending, were present in court.
State laws vary widely on these factors, with almost each state using a different calculation method to classify the level of offense.
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A teenager who groped eight women as they swam at one of Queensland's busiest beaches has been placed on two years' probation by a Gold Coast judge.
The Afghan-born 17-year-old, who cannot be identified because he committed the offences as a juvenile, spent two hours grabbing women, aged between 15 and 24 years, as he swam between the flags at Surfers Paradise Beach on January 16 last year.
Some states impose harsher penalties when the offender is a certain number of years older than the victim.
Other state have statutes in which the age of the perpetrator alone (over 21, for example), pushes the act into a higher level of offense.