Consumer protection laws


Contributor: Gerard Brody, CEO, Consumer Action Law Centre

General consumer protections were known for many years as the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) but are now set out in the Australian Consumer Law, applying to consumer transactions since 2011. This chapter sets out the main consumer protection legislation that apply in Victoria and nationally.

This section includes the following topics:


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