Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission promotes competition and fair trading in markets to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. Its primary responsibility is to promote compliance with theCompetition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), which includes the australian Consumer Law. The ACCC can:

  • help businesses understand their rights and obligations under the CCA – via the ACCC’s website, online education programs, publications, and by phone and email.
  • investigate alleged breaches of the CCA and take enforcement action for breaches
  • in certain circumstances, provide immunity for businesses from legal action for conduct that may otherwise breach the CCA
  • refer businesses to other relevant agencies if their issue doesn’t involve the ACCA.

 

For more information, visit www.accc.gov.au/smallbusiness or call the ACCC’s Small Business Helpline (1300 302 021).

Resources provided by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Small Business & the Competition & Consumer Act

Small Business & the Competition & Consumer Act (PDF)

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The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974) is a national law that governs how all businesses in Australia must deal with their competitors, suppliers and customers. The law is designed to enable all businesses to compete on their merits in a fair and open market, while ensuring consumers are […]

Small Business Scams fact sheet

Small Business Scams fact sheet (PDF)

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What you need to know about small business scams Scams targeting small businesses come in various forms—from invoices for advertising or directory listings that were never requested to dubious office supplies that were never ordered. More recently, overpayment scams and dodgy investment opportunities have been added to the mix.