Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention) Act 1986 - Queensland

Service summary

The object of the Act is to give effect within Queensland to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

The Act regulates the international sale of goods including:

  • formation of the contract
  • general provisions for the sale of goods
  • obligations of seller and buyer
  • remedies for breach of contract
  • passing of risk.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.


Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties

An aggrieved party may take civil action according to the governing law of the contract or according to the rules of private international law.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Fair Trading Policy Branch

Contact details

Queensland Government Service Centre
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Fair Trading Policy Branch

Operating address:
Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001


07 3405 0985


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


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