Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community. We also regulate national infrastructure services.

About the ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and a range of additional legislation, promoting competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians.

ACCC Chair and Commissioners

The ACCC has a Chair, 2 Deputy Chairs, and 4 Commissioners. Their appointment to the ACCC involves participation by the Commonwealth, and state and territory governments.

ACCC Commission and decision making

The ACCC members are collectively referred to as the Commission and meet regularly to make decisions on matters investigated by the ACCC. The meetings are usually chaired by the Chair and must include at least two of the full-time members.

Our priorities

We have a set of organisational priorities as well as a yearly set of priorities for compliance and product safety.

Freedom of Information requests

We make a range of information available for public access. You can also formally request access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to documents we hold.

Governance and accountability

We need to adhere to relevant legislation and standards, produce an annual report, and report on activities.


The ACCC is an independent statutory authority that enforces the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously the Trade Practices Act 1974) and other legislation.

Organisation structure

The ACCC is an independent statutory authority with the following organisational structure.

Service Charter

Our Service Charter sets out the role of the ACCC and standard of service you can expect to receive from us.