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Statutory authorities and advisory bodies 

The Fair Trading portfolio includes a number of statutory authorities and advisory bodies that have been established to perform a diverse range of functions. They each contribute to fair trading in New South Wales.

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Statutory authorities 

Fair Trading Administration Corporation 

The Fair Trading Administration Corporation (FTAC) administered insurance claims against the government-run insurance schemes that were in place in New South Wales to protect consumers from loss where a homebuilder performed faulty or incomplete work or became insolvent.

It should be noted that no further claims are possible under the Scheme and the Corporation is in the process of being closed.

NSW Fair Trading
PO Box 972, Parramatta, NSW 2124
Phone: 13 32 20

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Rental Bond Board 

The Rental Bond Board is the independent custodian of rental bonds paid by tenants to landlords for residential tenancies. Landlords must lodge tenants' bond money with the Board. NSW Fair Trading's Rental Bonds branch administers the Board's day to day functions, providing rental bond lodgement, custody, refund and information services.

Rental Bonds
PO Box 9000, Grafton NSW 2460
Phone: 13 32 20

The income earned from investing the bonds is used to fund the Board's operating costs, rental advisory services, and other programs and projects which benefit the residential tenancy sector. Strict guidelines, however, govern the use of the investment income from bonds and the bond money itself is quarantined, at all times. 

The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation carries out the Board's Secretariat functions.

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Building Professionals Board 

From 1 July 2015 the Building Professionals Board became part of NSW Fair Trading.

The Building Professionals Board was established to oversee building and subdivision certification, they are responsible for the accreditation and regulation of certifiers in NSW.

The Board is now part of Fair Trading's Home Building Service. 

The contact details of the Board are not affected by the change and can be found on the Contact page of the Building Professionals Board website.

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NSW Architects Registration Board 

From 29 May 2015 the Architects Act was allocated to the administration of the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation who is also responsible for NSW Fair Trading.

The contact details of the Board are not affected by the change and can be found on the Contact page of the Architects Board website.

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Professional Standards Council 

From 29 May 2015 the Professional Standards Act was allocated to the administration of the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation who is also responsible for NSW Fair Trading.

The contact details of the Council are not affected by the change and can be found on the Contact page of the Professional Standards Council website.

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Advisory bodies 

Ministerial Advisory Councils 

The Ministerial advisory councils were established under the Fair Trading Act 1987 and Home Building Act 1989 to provide advice to the Minister.

Fair Trading Advisory Council Charter (PDF size: 88kb)
Motor Vehicle Industry Advisory Council Charter (PDF size: 91kb)
Property Services Advisory Council Charter (PDF size: 92kb)
Home Building Advisory Council Charter (PDF size: 92kb)
Retirement Villages Advisory Council Charter (PDF size: 92kb)

Contact details:

NSW Fair Trading
PO Box 972
Parramatta NSW 2124
Phone: 13 32 20

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New South Wales Products Safety Committee 

The Products Safety Committee carries out investigations into the safety of products as referred by the Minister for Fair Trading.

NSW Fair Trading
PO Box 972
Parramatta NSW 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Email: Product.Safety@finance.nsw.gov.au

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Accessing information 

Fair Trading is a division of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI). To access the Department’s information go to the Accessing DFSI information page.

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