New car retailing industry market study draft report

The ACCC is conducting a market study of the new car retailing industry. The study has focused on competition and consumer issues that may be present or emerging in the industry.

Draft report

In August 2017, the ACCC released its draft report for the new car retailing industry market study. The draft report details the ACCC’s findings from almost 12 months of investigation, consultation and research:

New car retailing industry draft report ( PDF 2.56 MB )

The ACCC has also prepared a brief guide to the draft report for:

Commissioned research for the draft report is also available.

How to submit a response

The ACCC welcomes your views about the draft report, either as a written submission or by lodging a written comment.

We do not expect that all interested parties will address every finding and recommendation raised, but rather, that they will address those which relate to their areas of concern.

Responses should be provided by COB Thursday 7 September 2017 via the ACCC’s consultation hub.

Make a submission


To facilitate an informed and open consultation, the ACCC will treat all submissions and comments as public and publish them on the ACCC website.

If you have concerns about the disclosure of certain information in your submission, you may make a confidentiality claim over all or part/s of the submission. More information on the treatment of confidential submissions is available in the ACCC/AER Information Policy.


If you have questions about the market study, please contact