Consumer Protection Notices - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with requirements listed in consumer protection notices if you intend to import, wholesale or retail specified goods in Australia.

Goods that consumer protection notices apply to include:

  • Baby walkers
  • Children's products containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)
  • Combustible candle holders
  • Inflatable toys, novelties and furniture containing beads
  • Novelty cigarettes or toy like novelty cigarette lighters
  • Pools and spas
  • Sky lanterns
  • Art sets containing knives and cutters
  • Teeth whitening products
  • Yo-yo water balls
  • Small high powered magnets
  • Miniature motorbikes
  • Babies dummies that include beads, crystals or similar ornaments in their design
  • Child restraint systems used in motor vehicles
  • Bean bags
  • Consumer goods containing synthetic drug substances.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive

Operating address:
23 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 3131
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


1300 302 502


02 6243 1111


02 6243 1199

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