New law will make ignoring “Do Not Knock” stickers illegal

Door-to-door traders that ignore a “Do Not Knock” sticker will face fines of up to $30,000 under recent Fair Trading Act changes.

The changes will come into effect on 16 August 2022. From that date, any seller that ignores a sticker, or other written or verbal direction not to enter your property, will face a fine.

In addition to fining traders, the courts will be able to make other orders, including cancelling a sales agreement and requiring the door-to-door seller to pay compensation to the consumer.

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  • +2

    This is awesome. Just ordered some stickers!

  • +2

    What about junk mail?

  • +1

    Does this apply to door knockers seeking donations? Seem to get these far more than vacuum cleaner salespeople ;) though we do get a few power company door knockers.

    • +1

      I did a custom sign a few years ago based on the Australian "do not knock" sign, it listed:
      * No sales people
      * No religious groups or charities
      * No market researchers

      I have CCTV on the front door and it was pretty satisfying seeing them walk up to the front door, read the sign and then turn around and walk away.

      • +2

        I know someone who has one that says something like,

        'Unless we are expecting you, we charge $20 up front to listen to whatever you are selling. By knocking on the door you agree to these terms."

        Somehow I doubt they ever got $20 - I never asked if it was effective or not.


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