Different government agencies are responsible for monitoring and regulating the safety of different types of products.
Product safety regulation in Australia for general consumer products is a shared responsibility between the ACCC and the states and territories.
- Australian Capital Territory Fair Trading - Fair Trading and Compliance, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Consumer Affairs Victoria - Department of Justice and Community Safety
- New South Wales Fair Trading - NSW Department of Customer Service
- Queensland Fair Trading - Department of Justice and Attorney-General
- South Australia Consumer and Business Services - Attorney-General's Department
- Consumer, Building and Occupational Services - Department of Justice
- Western Australia Consumer Protection - Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Particular government agencies monitor and regulate the safety of certain specific types of products.
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority - safety information about veterinary products
Boats and marine
- Australian Maritime Safety Authority - information about marine safety and the safety of vessels
- Therapeutic Goods Administration - safety information on chemicals used in therapeutic goods
- Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) - safety information about industrial chemicals
Medicine and medical devices
- Therapeutic Goods Administration - safety information about therapeutic goods
- Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council - safety information about electrical equipment in your state or territory
Note: The ACCC has a role in supporting state and territory regulators to monitor electrical equipment recalls.
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand - safety information about food and grocery products
- Gas Technical Regulators Committee - safety information about gas appliances in your state or territory
Note: The ACCC has a role in supporting state and territory regulators to monitor gas appliance recalls.
- The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - safety information about road vehicles
Note: The ACCC and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications have signed a memorandum of understanding, to apply from 1 July 2021.
See: A new home for road vehicle recalls for information on how the MOU applies to recalls.