Business

Payment surcharges

If a business chooses to impose a surcharge on its customers for making a payment using a credit, debit or prepaid card, the level of the surcharge must not be excessive. The ACCC will investigate complaints of excessive payment surcharging and take enforcement action where necessary.

ACCCount 1 October to 31 December 2015

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

Food labelling FAQs

On 1 July 2016, a new country of origin food labelling system commenced under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Businesses will have two years to sell current stock and change their labels to comply with the new law before it becomes mandatory on 1 July 2018.

Agriculture

Competition and fair trading in the agriculture sector is a priority for the ACCC. We've compiled information and resources on competition and business issues that are relevant to the sector.

Small business in focus - 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business and franchising sectors and updates on industry codes.

ACCCount 1 July to 30 September 2015

ACCCount details the ACCC's activities in the enforcement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, merger reviews, compliance actions, adjudication issues, economic regulation and international involvement.

ACCC releases report into the Darwin Petrol market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its report into the Darwin petrol market.

In comparison with the five largest cities (i.e. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth), Darwin regular unleaded retail petrol prices in the two years 2012-13 to 2013-14 were around 10 cents per litre (cpl) higher than they had been over the previous decade.