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Legislation relating to buying and selling

Legislation relating to buying and selling.

Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic)

This Act protects consumers by regulating trade practices and providing codes of practices that businesses must comply with. It also sets out the powers and functions of Consumer Affairs Victoria. This Act repeals the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Vic).

See Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic) (opens in a new window).

Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act aims to provide for safe, efficient and equitable road use. It sets out the general obligations of road users and the procedures for the registration of motor vehicles and the licensing of drivers.

See Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021 (Vic)

These regulations establish a permit and registration system for vehicles and trailers that are used on Victoria's roads. The purpose is to make sure that motor vehicles are registered and that they meet the standards required. The regulations also provide for records to be made of registered vehicles and the names and addresses of people who are responsible for them.

See Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Motor Car Traders Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act regulates the motor traders industry to make sure that the rights of people who purchase vehicles from traders are adequately protected.

See Motor Car Traders Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Motor Car Traders Regulations 2018 (Vic)

These regulations prescribe forms, fees, exemptions, matters relating to warranties, prohibited conduct and other matters under the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 (Vic).

See Motor Car Traders Regulations 2018 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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