Dr Anthony Lynham


Lemon laws commence from 1 September

Lemon Laws

29 August, 2019 –

Earlier this year Parliament passed the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 which did a number of things, but most importantly it strengthened the laws to protect buyers who are stuck with defective motor vehicles (i.e. “lemon” vehicles).

These ‘lemon laws’ lift the QCAT claims limit from $25,000 to $100,000 – giving Queenslanders easier access to justice if they purchase a dodgy vehicle.

The Palaszczuk Government is also re-introducing 30-day or 1,000km warranties for motorists buying a vehicle more than 10 years old or with 160,000km+ on the odometer, something that was scrapped by the previous LNP Government.

The changes mean that buyers can purchase a car, motorbike, caravan or motorhome with greater confidence and peace of mind.

To view the Amendment Act go to https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/pdf/asmade/act-2019-012