This guide aims to assist individuals and small businesses to understand the ACCC's information gathering powers under section 155 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 including the section 155 process and what you should do if you receive a section 155 notice. This guide also includes frequently asked questions in relation to the ACCC's section 155 powers and sample parts of a section 155 notice.

This publication was updated in October 2022 to incorporate the ACCC’s approach to claims of legal professional privilege.