About us

Consumer Affairs is an independent office within the Department of Attorney-General and Justice. We aim to promote and regulate responsible business conduct through administration of a regulatory system that protects consumer interests.

Our main functions are associated with consumer protection within the purchase of goods and services, residential tenancies and residential building disputes.

Consumer Affairs administers the following Northern Territory Acts:

  • Accommodation Providers Act 1981
  • Building (Resolution of Residential Building Work Disputes) Regulations 2012
  • Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act 2003
  • Caravan Parks Act 2012
  • Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act 1990 (including the Australian Consumer Law)
  • Partnership Act 1997
  • Price Exploitation Prevention Act 1949
  • Residential Tenancies Act 1999
  • Retirement Villages Act 1995
  • Sale of Goods Act 1972
  • Uncollected Goods Act 2004
  • Warehousemen's Liens Act 1969

Northern Territory Legislation website.