Australian Consumer Law

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is a national law covering consumer protection and fair trading.

The ACL is:

  • administered by the ACCC and each State and Territory’s consumer law agency.
  • enforced by all Australian (including state and territory) courts and tribunals.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regulates consumer protection in relation to financial products and services.

Legislation

Australian Consumer Law (Competition and Consumer Law 2010)

Australian Consumer Law review

Consumer affair regulators have released a final report that identifies 19 possible  reforms to the Australian Consumer Law to improve consumer well being.

ACL Review – final report