Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is the chief competition regulator of the Government of Australia, located within the Department of the Treasury. It was established in 1995 with the amalgamation of the Australian Trade Practices Commission and the Prices Surveillance Authority to administer the Trade Practices Act 1974, which was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 on 1 January 2011. The ACCC's mandate is to protect consumer rights and business rights and obligations, to perform industry regulation and price monitoring, and to prevent illegal anti-competitive behaviour.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Commission overview
Formed1995 (1995)[1]
Preceding agencies
Headquarters23 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra[2]
Employees1,261 (2020–21)[3]
Annual budgetA$304.96 million (2020–21)[3]
Commission executives
  • Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Chair[4]
  • Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair[4]
  • Mick Keogh, Deputy Chair[4]
  • Stephen Ridgeway, Commissioner[4]
  • Anna Brakey, Commissioner[4]
  • Peter Crone, Commissioner[4]
  • Liza Carver, Commissioner[4]
Parent departmentTreasury
Child commission

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