Go to top of page Consumer & Business Advice Popular links Consumer rights Motor vehicle sales and repairs - ACL Alter or replace an odometer Building, extending and renovating Purchasing a solar system - ACL Consumer complaints Help with problem gambling Information Campaigns Resources News Information for consumers and businesses in South Australia can be found on SA.GOV.AU Consumer rights Buying goods and services Buying or selling a house Buying or selling a car Solving a problem with a business Indigenous consumers Business advice Starting a business Running a business Doing business with government Closing or selling a business Regulations Safety & the law Product safety Public warnings Assurances and undertakings What CBS investigates Scamwatch Australian Consumer Law Compensation funds Agents indemnity fund Second-hand vehicle compensation fund Featured Campaigns Repairs and rebuilding – after a bushfire or other catastrophic event Information for homeowners about insurance, contracts and choosing a builder or tradesperson. Find out more Is the romance real? Tips to avoid romance scams Find out more Portable pool safety Don't duck out - make portable pools safe this summer Find out more Pre-selected options Changes are coming into effect to make pricing clearer when shopping online Find out more Are you too smart to be scammed? Every year in Australia, millions of dollars are lost and personal information shared with scammers. Find out more How to stop paying extra for bills received in the mail Service providers may be charging you a fee to cover the costs of printing and posting your bill – but there may be a way you can avoid the charge. Find out more Customer service centre renovations The CBS Customer Service Centre will be closed for renovations from 4pm on Friday 28 June 2019. Find out more Know your rights when buying disability goods and services When buying goods and services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) you’ll want to get the best result that meets your needs. Find out more Returning goods You can return an item if it’s faulty, not fit for purpose, or doesn’t match the description and get a refund, repair or replacement. Find out more Summer Safety We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. Find out more Download resources Access common resources and downloads in our resource centre. Visit the CBS resource centre Latest News 18 February 2020 Information for international students affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) travel ban This information is for students who are unable to travel to South Australia and need to cancel their rental accommodation or change the date of moving in. 3 February 2020 It may not be love, actually Consumer protection agencies around the nation are urging Australians to be careful when looking for love online, warning that one false move could leave consumers with both a broken heart and an empty wallet. 5 December 2019 Consumers urged to make pools SAFE In the lead-up to Christmas, South Australia's consumer watchdog is urging the community to be mindful of the dangers of swimming pools - especially portable pools. 13 December 2019 CBS Connect - December 2019 Read the December 2019 edition of CBS Connect 20 September 2019 CBS Connect September 2019 Read the September 2019 edition of CBS Connect 29 August 2019 Safety takes top billing in showbag checks Product safety officers with South Australia’s consumer watchdog have pored through more than 400 showbags ahead of the start of the Royal Adelaide Show this week. 21 August 2019 Contractor fined for flouting licensing rules An undischarged bankrupt barred from operating as a business director has been fined nearly $9000 for misleading consumers and carrying out unlicensed building works. 9 August 2019 Public warning issued against solar panel business South Australia’s consumer watchdog has warned consumers against doing business with a Torrensville-based company supplying and installing solar panels, following multiple complaints. 25 July 2019 Paper bills – are you paying more than you have to? People who receive paper bills in the mail should check to see if it is costing them extra – and if it is, look into how to avoid the extra charge. 10 July 2019 Public warned over trader South Australia’s consumer watchdog is warning the public against dealing with a Campbelltown-based man advertising washing machine repairs following complaints of unsatisfactory services.