When you pay for a product or service yourself, as an NDIS participant, or through your state or territory’s disability support system – you have consumer rights. These resources from Australia’s consumer protection agencies are designed to help you understand and use your rights.
Under the Australian Consumer Law, you have rights when buying products or services, whether you buy something in-store, online, at home or over the telephone.
- the right to be treated fairly
- the right to be given accurate information before you buy
- the right to cancel a faulty service
- the right to a repair, replacement or refund if something goes wrong.
Your consumer rights apply to:
- general products (e.g. groceries, clothes and household items)
- disability related products (e.g. an assistive hearing device or mobility aid such as a walker, wheelchair, motorised scooter or lift chair)
- services (e.g. accommodation, cleaning, cooking, personal care, gardening services or case management supports).
Australia’s consumer protection agencies have produced a range of educational materials to help you understand your consumer rights and to help you use these rights if something you pay for isn’t right…(continues)
SOURCE: Website, “Consumers with disability”, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Accessed online 10 March 2017
BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia.