Banned Products List - Victoria

Service summary

Products that may cause death or injury may be banned. It is illegal to sell banned products.

Products may be banned under the Australian Consumer Law. There are two types of bans: interim bans and permanent bans. Interim bans may be made by the responsible Agency in any State or Territory, or the responsible Commonwealth Agency. Interim bans last for 60 days, but may be extended for a further 30 days.

Interim bans only apply in the State or Territory where they are made (unless the Commonwealth Agency makes the interim ban).

Permanent bans are national wide bans that can only be made by the responsible Commonwealth Agency.

Bans can be applied only to consumer goods. Consumer goods are goods intended to be used for personal, domestic or household use or consumption.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Eligibility requirements

All Australian manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers must comply with current legislation.

Those who fail to comply with a ban order can be prosecuted or penalised with high fines.

Expiry

Varied, depends on type of ban.

Other resources

 Resources
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Application

Comply

A current list of banned items under national legislation is available from the ACCC at http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/780100


Administering agency

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria

Act(s) name

Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Justice and Regulation
Consumer Affairs Victoria


Phone:

03 8684 0735

Other:

1300 558 181

Fax:

03 8684 6199
consumer@justice.vic.gov.au

Website:

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