Who regulates what

Different government agencies are responsible for monitoring and regulating the safety of different types of products.

Regulators of general consumer products

Product safety regulation in Australia for general consumer products is a shared responsibility between the ACCC and the states and territories.

Regulators of specific types of products

Particular government agencies monitor and regulate the safety of certain specific types of  products.

Agriculture

Boats and marine

Chemicals

Medicine and medical devices

Electrical goods

Note: The ACCC has a role in supporting state and territory regulators to monitor electrical equipment recalls.

Food

Gas appliances

Transport

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