In anticipation of a 31 May 2007 start date, the Do Not Call Register has started accepting consumer registrations.
Individuals will be able to register their numbers either online at https://www.donotcall.gov.au/or by post. Telephone registrations will be available soon.
Only the relevant account holder for the telephone number being listed,
or someone nominated by the account holder can register the number.
Only Australian telephone numbers used primarily for private and
domestic purposes can be listed on the Do Not Call Register. These
include fixed (or landline) numbers, mobile phone numbers and voice
over internet protocol (VoIP) numbers.
Businesses will not be able to register their numbers. Fax numbers will also not be accepted.
Individuals will not have to pay to register their telephone numbers.
Registration will only last for three years. You will need to contact
the Do Not Call Register to re-register if you wish to continue your
listing after this time. You can remove your registration at any time.
The legislation applies irrespective of where the call originates.
Telemarketers operating outside Australia will face the same penalties
as telemarketers operating within the country, if they call a number on
Australia’s Do Not Call Register.
You can learn more about the register under frequently asked questions.
UPDATE 21 May: telephone registrations open