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The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) is the national law for fair trading and consumer protection, which applies across Australia. The ACL came into force on 1 January 2011. The ACL provides a range of specific obligations in relation to unfair practices, consumer transactions and safety of products and product related services.
This guide was developed following interest from the charities, not-for-profit and fundraising sectors for information to help them better understand their obligations under the ACL, particularly in relation to fundraising.
This guide also covers other activities which the sector may undertake, such as the supply of goods or services.
Further information about Western Australia's charitable collections law is available from the Charity section.