Its a known fact that Australians suffer from annoying calls from overseas telemarketers. Worse of all, we get their calls at the most inappropriate times of the night, usually just before or during dinner. We are unable to get rid of them and some of us tend to stay as nice and calm as possible so that we don’t look like Red Necks. Luckily for us, our Australian government has decided that they will no longer tolerate telemarketers by opening a “Do Not Call” registry.
This Do Not Call registry is basically a list of phone numbers which are supplied by the owners of the numbers to the government to disallow incoming calls from telemarketing companies. It will completely all those annoying “Do you want to buy another set of useless carpet cleaner?” phone calls and will take effect on the 31st of May 2007.
“So how do I get on this list?” I hear you ask,Â well its as simple as logging on to https://www.donotcall.gov.au/, lodging your phone number in the registry and clicking submit. Voila! you are official protected from telemarketers from ever calling you.
Please note that companies which you authorised to call you will still be able to call, for example banks, get rich quick companies and Time share companies. Also, organisations with public awareness surveys or government surveys will still be able to call.