Compliance and enforcement

  • Breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law attract fines and pecuniary penalties.
  • Businesses should put a compliance program in place to help them comply with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  • The court may require a business to implement a compliance program if they breach the Act.

Fines and penalties

Contraventions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law will attract fines and pecuniary penalties.

Implementing a business compliance program

A businesses should implement a compliance program to help it comply with competition and consumer law. We have templates to help.

Industry code compliance checks

The ACCC can require businesses covered by a prescribed industry code to provide information or documents they are required to keep, generate or publish.

Claims of legal professional privilege

The ACCC's approach to claims for legal professional privilege when responding to compulsory notices. This guideline is not a substitute for legal advice.