Consumer rights and advice
Got a problem with a product or service? Here's the place to start.
Buying and selling
What happens if you buy a faulty product? What are your rights when dealing with a dodgy retailer? Our easy guides can help if things go wrong when you're out shopping.
Car, travel and transport
From cancelled flights to faulty cars, our advice will help you get your money back if things go wrong.
Battling with your neighbour over the fence? Who's responsible for trimming trees? Check out our guides to your rights and responsibilities.
What can you do when your privacy is breached? What are your rights and obligations when you enter a contract? Our guides to consumer law can help.
We know your rights
Got a problem with a faulty product, received shoddy service or been misled by a retailer? Our expert advisers can provide clear, practical advice that you can trust.
Making a claim
Email templates about services
Use these examples to help you write a complaint letter or email about services.
Email templates about goods
If a product you buy is faulty or not of acceptable quality, you don’t have to put up with it.
Email templates about cars
If your car develops a defect, use these as a guide to put your complaint in writing.
Email templates about insurance
Use these as a guide for writing to an insurance company if it rejects or disputes your claim, or if you wish to reject its offer.
Email templates about banking
Our templates set out how to write to your bank about disputed credit card purchases, ATM withdrawals or stolen cheques, and how to approach the Banking Ombudsman if you need help resolving a dispute.
Email templates about unfair contracts
Use these as a guide to complain about unfair contracts.
What are your rights and obligations when fencing your boundary?
Trees and neighbours
We explain your rights and responsibilities regarding trees.
What are your options if you have noisy neighbours?
Joining a gym? We’ve gathered fees for seven gyms and explain some of the potential fishhooks in their contracts.
We explain the basic principles of the Privacy Act.
Your legal rights and obligations when you’ve entered a contract.
Power of attorney
We explain what you need to know about power of attorney.
Young people and the law
What does the law say about what kids can do at what age?
What are your rights if your car is towed?
Door-to-door sales: Your rights
Your rights when purchasing from a door-to-door sales rep and what you can do to stop them knocking in the first place.
Credit card chargebacks: what you need to know
The secret to getting your cash back when purchases go wrong.
Making a complaint
Our guidelines to making an effective complaint.