Consumer

ACCC Melbourne office is moving to Lonsdale Street

From 25 September, the ACCC Melbourne office will move from 360 Elizabeth St (Melbourne Central) to 2 Lonsdale St (Casselden).

22 September 2017

International consumer protection enforcers relaunch website

The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) has launched its updated website to deliver better consumer protection worldwide.

3 July 2017

New mandatory safety standard for elastic luggage straps labelling

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack, has announced a new mandatory safety standard under the Australian Consumer Law, updated to ensure consumers are fully informed about using elastic luggage straps safely.
7 April 2017

Q & A: Metcash’s proposed acquisition of Home Timber & Hardware

The information contains some questions and answers about the ACCC's review of the proposed acquisition of Home Timber and Hardware Group (HTHG) by Metcash.
21 July 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).
14 July 2016

Consumers warned about property investment schemes

A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves.
24 May 2016

Have your say on the Australian Consumer Law

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand today released an Issues Paper calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law Review.
31 March 2016

Act now on unsafe hoverboards

The ACCC urges consumers that own hoverboards to contact their retailer or supplier to check the safety of the product.
18 March 2016

2016 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture

The ACCC and CHOICE will host the annual Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture in Sydney this evening.
15 March 2016

Consumer information on closure of Dick Smith Holdings

Dick Smith Holdings Ltd was a large electrical goods retailer, that operated approximately 390 stores under four brands, Dick Smith, Electronics powered by Dick Smith, Move and Move by Dick Smith. Ferrier Hodgson acting as the receiver advised the stock exchange on 25 February 2016 that the company is to be liquidated.
26 February 2016