The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority. We enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and other legislation promoting competition and fair trading, and regulate national infrastructure.
The ACCC has a Chair, 2 Deputy Chairs, and 4 Commissioners. Appointment to the Commission involves participation by the Commonwealth, and state and territory governments.
The ACCC members are collectively referred to as the Commission. The Commission meets regularly to make decisions on matters investigated by the ACCC.
We are required to follow relevant legislation and standards, produce an annual report, and report on our activities.
We enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, which previously was the Trade Practices Act 1974, as well as other legislation.
We are an independent statutory authority with a Commission, CEO and divisions.
Our Service Charter sets out the role of the ACCC and the standard of service you can expect to receive from us.