Unsolicited calls are frustrating at the best of times. You can reduce the frequency of these calls by registering your telephone number on the Australia Government’s ‘Do Not Call’ Register. Registration is free and valid for 8 years.
There are easy ways to register:
No. Whilst most unsolicited calls should stop after you have registered your number, you may still receive calls from:
You can register a landline, fax or mobile number if you use it primarily for private purposes
A business cannot register a telephone number, but can register a number it uses exclusively for transmitting and/or receiving faxes.
Registration generally takes 30 days to become effective. You can complain to Australian Communications and Media Authority about organisations who continue to call you after this period.
For more information, visit www.donotcall.gov.au