Acton started his career with Brisbane Roar. He became the first Australian goalkeeper to join the Myanmar National League when Yangon United signed him in. He was a starting player in all of his 14 caps for Yangon where in five games he managed to keep a clean sheet. He assisted Yangon in their second-place finish. After his stint with Yangon he returned to Brisbane Roar then joined Olympic F.C. In December 2015, Kaya F.C. of the United Football League announced that they had signed Acton. In November 2016, Melbourne Victory signed Acton as an injury replacement for Alastair Bray. and extended his contract for a further 3 years in September 2020. On 3 July 2023, Acton returned to Brisbane Roar.