Tasmania takes a stand on door to door selling

The Tasmanian government has also released its own free ‘Do Not Knock’ sticker that aims to dramatically reduce the number of unwanted visits from sales people. If you’re in Tasmania, Do Not Knock stickers are now available to you free of charge via our website, at all Service Tasmania outlets, or by phoning 1300 654

Wondering who the sticker applies to?

We’ve had great response to the sticker so far, with hundreds of requests for stickers and feedback from people Australia wide telling us about their experiences with door to door sales. One of the most common questions we get is whether or not the sticker applies to unwanted callers who aren’t salespeople—such as religious organisations, charities,

Online sticker order form now available

Our national Do Not Knock campaign kicked off only a few days ago, but look how many self-addressed stamped envelopes we’ve already received from people seeking stickers!   Here’s Consumer Action’s office manager Skye surveying the hundreds of envelopes received so far. We’ll be posting out the stickers as soon as we can. Thanks to

Call to improve the sticker’s legal standing

Consumer Action believes that that a salesperson who ignores a Do Not Knock sticker is breaking the law by committing trespass – after all, they’re entering your property despite a direct request not to do so. But we understand that prosecuting a salesperson along these lines is not an easy task and would take up

Do Not Knock campaign features on Sunrise

The Do Not Knock campaign received another boost this morning when Catriona Lowe, co-CEO of Consumer Action, was invited onto Channel Seven’s Sunrise program to discuss the campaign. Catriona highlighted the benefits of the sticker, promoted the website and advocated for greater clarity around door-to-door selling laws. Click here to see Catriona Lowe’s appearance on Channel 7’s Sunrise, 29 November 2011

Media release: Door-to-door salespeople meeting a sticky end

A national Do Not Knock campaign, aiming to put a stop to unwelcome, dishonest and intimidating door-to-door salespeople, has begun with the Consumer Action Law Centre launching a new interactive website www.donotknock.org.au. For many Australians, particularly the elderly and people living on their own, being visited by salespeople can be an unnerving experience. For others,