About public warnings

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Under Section 228 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria may issue a public warning about unfair business practices and people who engage in such practices, if satisfied that doing so is in the public interest.

The warning may identify and give information about the following: 

  • goods that are unsatisfactory and the persons who supply those goods 
  • services supplied in an unsatisfactory manner and persons who supply those services 
  • unfair business practices and persons who engage in those practices 
  • any other matter that adversely affects or may adversely affect the interests of persons in connection with the acquisition by them of goods or services from suppliers.

View our current public warnings.