Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 - this comprehensive law impacts consumers, businesses, credit providers and anyone offering, selling, demanding, promising, etc anything in Australia.
The public is able to credit check and access extensive information and documents about companies, business and other bodies, but not about individuals. All provide online access for a fee. Most agencies can also access on your behals records in other countries where the rules of what can be accessed by the public will vary.
BEWARE! the website http://www.australian-records.com claims to be able to check for you such things as Australian criminal records, driver licence records and credit reports. The site is configured in such a way that one cannot contact the site or obtain support unless you sign-up and pay a fee. Beware, this is a scam. Such Australian records cannot be accessed without written consent from the subject of a search.