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Useful contacts

Mobile phone

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is the government body that regulates the telecommunications industry in Australia.

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) provides a resolution service for problems with telephone and Internet service providers.

Financial Counsellors Association of New South Wales (FCAN). This website contains a locality guide for financial counsellors and other resources.

Choice On line, the web site of the Australian Consumers' Association.

Mind your Mobile.

Car buying in NSW

On 30 January 2012, REVS was replaced by the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). PPSR is a national register for recording security interest (eg: encumbrances or debts) in personal property (eg: motor vehicles). Visit the website at for more infromation.

Roads & Maritime Services (previously known as RTA) website includes information on road safety, car registration, licences and the proof of age cards.

The Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) website provides information on Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance for cars and bikes.

Buying a vehicle that is more fuel efficient can save you thousands of dollars on fuel bills and many tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the vehicle's life. The Green vehicle guide website has a fuel calculator.

Tenancy in NSW

The NSW Fair Trading website contains information on renting.

Tenants' Union NSW

Credit and budgeting

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is the consumer protection watchdog for financial services including banking, insurance, investing and superannuation. 

MoneySmart Teaching was created by ASIC to support schools that want to include consumer and financial literacy programs in their curriculum. The website provides up-to-date information and resources, including a professional learning package to help teachers teach students about money matters.  

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Need help with your finances? Check out the Financial Counsellors Association of New South Wales (FCAN) website. 

NSW Fair Trading has fact sheets on credit available on their website.

Buying stuff

NSW Fair Trading is the NSW Government’s consumer protection agency. Its website includes information on your consumer rights, renting, buying a car or mobile, product safety and more.

Choice On line is the web site of the Australian Consumers' Association.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) administers the Trade Practices Act and the Prices Surveillance Act.

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