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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.

Your consumer 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.

They include:

  • 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)

Read more on the ACCC website.

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