The AER website aims to be as inclusive as possible. To achieve this aim, we have:

The AER website has been developed to display adequately on all commonly used browsers.

We hope that this site is accessible to you. If you need assistance accessing any content or suggestions on how we can improve this site please contact the webteam by using our website feedback form or write to us at:

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Information Services Section
GPO Box 3131

PDF documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the open de facto standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colours, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended by anyone with the free Adobe Acrobat Software.

This format has been employed due to the nature of the documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.

Accessing scanned Acrobat documents

A large number of Acrobat (PDF) documents on the AER web site are scanned images of hard copy documents submitted to the Commission. These files are not accessible to screen readers. If you need to access a document using a screen reader please contact the webteam and we will convert the document to readable text for you.

Download free acrobat reader from the Adobe website

Accessibility and PDF files

If you are vision impaired, go to Adobe's screen-reader compatible download page. You may also find it helpful to download the Adobe Access plug-in which supports Windows text reading programs.

For information on PDF document accessibility is available from the Adobe website.


WinZip is a data compression application. It stores data in a format that requires less space than usual. Compressing data is the same as packing data. Files archived for downloading are often stored in a compressed format to save storage space and speed download. Compressed Windows files usually end in .zip or .exe. Files with an .exe extension will decompress automatically, however all .zip files need to be decompressed manually.

This format has been employed due to the nature of the documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.

Download free Winzip Self-Extractor from the Winzip website or download a free Stuffit Expander from the Stuffit website.