Faculty of Business and Law

Legal Resources

Consumer Protection

Australia | Other | Legislation



Library databases
Available to Deakin staff and students, these databases include Australian Consumer Credit Law Reporter (CCH), Australian Sales and Fair Trading Law Reporter (CCH) and the Australian Trade Practices Law Reporter (CCH)


Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Consumers Association - CHOICE

Centre for Competition and Consumer Policy
Australian National University in partnership with the ACCC

The official website of the Ministerial Council of Consumer Affairs [MCCA]

Consumer Protection (WorldLII)
Links to relevant sites.

Productivity Committee Inquiry into Australia's Consumer Policy Framework
2008 Report recommending a national consumer framework. This includes reports and consultancy documents (including a comparison of consumer laws throughout Australia)


ACT Office of Fair Trading

New South Wales Department of Commerce - Office of Fair Trading

Consumer Affairs Victoria

WA Departement of Consumer and Employment Protection

Other jurisdictions

The Consumer Law Page
US-based site - published by the Alexander Law Firm.

National Consumer Law Centre (US)
‘The Nation’s Consumer Law Experts’ - Contains sections on home, legal manuals, newsletters, attorney advice, training, press and jobs, energy publications, consumer information, issue statements, links, announcements, conferences and training, reports, free consumer information and more. Good site.

Office of Fair Trading (UK)
This is a great resource.


Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic)

Goods Act 1958 (Vic)

Trade Practices Act 1974 (AustLII)

Trade Practices Regulations 1974 (AustLII)

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7th June 2013