Last updated 3 August 2016
A consumer’s rights will depend on where the seller is located, the type of sale (auction or fixed) and who the seller is.
If the seller is a dealer located in Queensland, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 (Qld) (if the car is used) will apply. If the seller is an individual living in Queensland, see Buying a Car Privately above. If the seller is interstate, then the ACL applies as well as any relevant state law. Enforcing rights against interstate sellers may be difficult, and consumers should exercise caution when purchasing an interstate vehicle.