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Do Not Call Register tops 10 million!

5 February 2015

Australians are continuing to robustly embrace the Do Not Call Register, with more than 10 million numbers now registered. Impressively, this represents around two thirds of Australian residences with fixed-line telephones and almost 4.3 million mobile numbers. Almost 3,600 numbers, on average, have been registered every day since the register launched in May 2007. 

'These results demonstrate that Australians view the register as a really practical and effective way of reducing unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes,' said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
 

  

According to ACMA research conducted in 2011, 88 per cent of people with registered numbers on the Do Not Call Register (DNCR), reported a significant reduction in unsolicited telemarketing calls.
 
It is illegal for telemarketers or fax marketers to contact people who have registered their mobile, fixed line or fax numbers with the DNCR.
 
Under the Do Not Call Register Act 2006, some organisations – including public interest organisations are exempt. These include registered charities and social researchers. For more information click here.
 
To lodge a complaint or for more information on how to complain effectively. Click here or call the DNCR on: 1300 792 958.
 
 


The ACMA is Australia's regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA's goal is to make communications and media work in Australia's public interest. We engage users and providers in a dynamic, changing environment. For more information www.acma.gov.au


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