Business responsibilities

Small business self assessment checklist

The checklist is designed to help businesses become aware of their rights and obligations when it comes to dealing with consumers and how to comply with their obligations under the ACL.

Fair trading in the rental car sector

This guide sets out your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law and provides suggestions and further information on how to avoid breaching any of your obligations.

Country of origin claims and the Australian Consumer Law

This guide is designed to help businesses understand when they can safely make country of origin claims about their products.


ACCC briefing

News and information for small business published between July 2001 and June 2009.

Medical rosters

Rosters are an important part of providing sustainable health services to the community, particularly in rural and regional Australia. Some rostering arrangements may be considered anti-competitive and there are three criteria to satisfy to ensure arrangements do not breach the Act. 

Anti-competitive agreements

Section 45 of the Competition and Consumer Act prohibits contracts, arrangements or understandings that are likely to substantially lessen competition in a market, even if that conduct does not meet the stricter definitions of other anti-competitive conduct such as cartels. A number of factors are considered by the courts to reach a decision: