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Consumer & Business Advice
Work & Business Licenses
CBS updates
23 November 2016

A 39-year-old Adelaide man has appeared in court accused of breaches of South Australian building laws and Australian Consumer Law.

Consumer & Business Advice
11 November 2016

The proposed introduction of a registration system for managers of residential property aims to weed out unprofessional or dodgy operators.

At present, commercial property managers must be registered as a land agent or sales representative under the Land Agents Act – but the requirement...

Work & Business Licenses
CBS updates
10 November 2016

A 65-year old Elizabeth South man has been fined $3250, after admitting to selling used cars without a licence.

Under South Australian consumer protection laws, people need a second hand vehicle dealer’s licence if they sell more than four cars over a 12 month period.

Consumer & Business Advice
1 November 2016

A McLaren Vale winemaker has given a court enforceable undertaking to cease selling his products, after he was found to be selling products on social media without having a licence.

Consumer & Business Advice
26 October 2016

With the summer music festival season fast approaching, the State’s consumer watchdog is offering consumers some simple strategies to avoid joining those left out of pocket by the cancellation of almost 50 music festivals across Australia since 2010.

Acting Commissioner for Consumer...

Consumer & Business Advice
26 October 2016

The Supreme Court has allowed and appeal by Victorian Company Green Engineering against the penalty imposed on them by the Adelaide Magistrates Court for breaches of State and national consumer law.

In July, Green Engineering (Vic) Pty Ltd was fined $106,575 for breaches of Australian...

Consumer & Business Advice
Work & Business Licenses
CBS updates
18 October 2016

Consumer and Business Services has been advised that Home Australia Group has gone into liquidation.

In South Australia, the business has been operating in South Australia under the brand Homestead Homes.

Work & Business Licenses
Media releases
31 December 2015

The state’s consumer watchdog is reducing red tape and simplifying processes for tradespeople and apprentices, under new reforms to occupational licensing that come into effect on January 1.

Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
24 December 2015

The state’s consumer watchdog is taking legal action against an Adelaide travel agent, after consumers were allegedly forced to fork out more than they bargained for to return home from overseas.

Work & Business Licenses
Consumer & Business Advice
Media releases
24 December 2015

Three suspected travelling conmen have been detained and left Australia as a result of cooperative efforts between South Australia’s consumer watchdog – Consumer and Business Services (CBS), the Australian Border Force (ABF) and interstate consumer affairs authorities.

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