This section outlines the maximum penalties that can be imposed for specific breaches of the:
- Fair Trading Act (Vic) 1999, which governs trader conduct in Victoria and
- Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Schedule 2 - Australian Consumer Law (the Australian Consumer Law or ACL), which governs trader conduct in Australia and is applied in Victoria by the Fair Trading Act 1999.
The penalty amounts listed are current as at 1 January 2011.
Breaches may not necessarily result in the penalty described in the table. Consumer Affairs Victoria has a range of options available when considering how best to respond; our compliance and enforcement policy is available on request. To obtain a copy, please contact us.
It is your responsibility to understand your legal obligations.
You must also refer to any other Acts that set the rules around your business. For more information, view our Legislation administered by Consumer Affairs Victoria page.
Types of penalties
Last updated: 10/07/2012