The Indian Ocean Territories – Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Consumer Protection provides a range of services to the Indian Ocean Territories through a Service Delivery Arrangement with the Australian Government.
Western Australian laws—including most of those relating to Consumer Protection—are applied as Commonwealth laws in the Territories, unless the Australian Government takes action to repeal, suspend or modify the applied laws. The Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts holds the delegated powers for these laws.
You can use this site to find more information about your rights and obligations as a consumer, although it may not apply in all cases. Applied laws that have been modified from Western Australian laws are listed in the Applied Law Compilations section of the ComLaw website.
Making a complaint
If you are unable to get an acceptable solution, fill out our online complaint form.
If you need further help, call Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54. Tell us you’re calling from Christmas Island or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in case the advice needs to be revised for you.
Report a scam
If you have been scammed or are concerned about a possible scam report it to WA ScamNet.
Resources and downloads
We have a number of publications and videos translated for Indian Ocean Territories consumers:
Renting a home
Tenancy laws videos - Malay translation
- Keeping safe in your rental property - family and domestic violence tenancy law information
- Cannabis house factsheet - Chinese
- Associations self-check - a checklist to help comply with Associations law such as annual general meetings, committee responsibilities and financial record keeping.
- Your rights when buying something (publication by ACCC)
- Shopping tips for travellers - multilingual
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|Button batteries flyer IOT Malay||416KB|
|Button batteries flyer IOT Chinese||3.23MB|
|Button batteries flyer IOT Cocos Keeling Islands - Cocos Malay||440KB|
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