Fees & forms

A valid application for authorisation or notification must be lodged using the prescribed lodgement form/s and accompanied by the prescribed fee.

Authorisation forms and fees

Authorisation lodgement forms and fees are:

Application

Fee

Application for authorisation of:

Form A - Exclusionary provisions and associated cartel provisions [ pdf (24.5 KB) | doc (46.5 KB) ]

Form B - Agreements affecting competition or incorporating related cartel provisions [ pdf (23.94 KB) | doc (46.5 KB) ]

Form BA - Anti-competitive disclosure of pricing and other information [ pdf (19.6 KB) | doc (48 KB) ]

Form C - Covenants affecting competition [ pdf (22.45 KB) | doc (45 KB) ]

Form D - Secondary boycotts [ pdf (21.51 KB) | doc (43 KB) ]

Form DA - Boycott Agreements [ pdf (21.43 KB) | doc (42 KB) ]

Form E - Exclusive dealing [ pdf (15.29 KB) | doc (40.5 KB) ]

Form EA - Resale price maintenance [ pdf (14.88 KB) | doc (38.5 KB) ]

*See fee waivers

$7500*

Additional related authorisation applications:

  • concern conduct which is in the same market, or a closely related market to the first application.
  • lodged within 14 days of the date of the first application.
  • do not concern a merger.

$1500

Form FA - Application for minor variation [ pdf (16.18 KB) | doc (39.5 KB) ]

$0

Form FB - Application for revocation [ pdf (11.8 KB) | doc (32 KB) ]

$0

Form FC - Application for revocation and substitution [ pdf (18.07 KB) | doc (43.5 KB) ]

$2500

Notification forms and fees

Notification lodgement forms and fees are:

Notification

Fee

Form GA—Notification of collective bargaining [ pdf (25.97 KB) | doc (47.5 KB) ]

$1000

Additional related collective bargaining notifications when:

  • the notification concerns conduct which is in the same market, or a closely related market, to the first notice.
  • the notification is lodged within 14(28) days of the date of the first notice being lodged.

$0

Third line forcing Form G - Notification of exclusive dealing [ pdf (14.5 KB) | doc (38.5 KB) ]

Note: a separate lodgement fee should be paid by each entity engaging in the exclusive dealing (including third line forcing) conduct described in the notification.

$100

Conduct other than third line forcing Form G - Notification of exclusive dealing [ pdf (14.5 KB) | doc (38.5 KB) ]

Note: a separate lodgement fee should be paid by each entity engaging in the exclusive dealing (including third line forcing) conduct described in the notification.

$2500

Additional related exclusive dealing notifications involving conduct other than third line forcing when:

  • the notification concerns conduct which is in the same market, or a closely related market, to the first notice.
  • the notification is lodged within 14 days of the date of the first notice being lodged.

$500

Form GAA - Notification of private disclosure of pricing information [ pdf (15.89 KB) | doc (36 KB) ]

$100

Fee waivers

The Competition and Consumer Act provides the ACCC with the discretion to waive, in whole or in part, the lodgement fee for applications for non-merger authorisations. The ACCC may waive a lodgement fee if it is satisfied that the imposition of the entire fee would impose an unduly onerous burden on an applicant. The ACCC is not able to waive the lodgement fee for notifications.

Requests for the ACCC to waive a lodgement fee should be made in writing to the ACCC before an application for authorisation is lodged. The request must include information about the nature of the proposed application for authorisation and set out arguments supporting the waiving of fees.

In considering the request, the ACCC will take into account all relevant information, including factors such as:

  • if, having regard to the applicant’s income, liabilities and assets, will the payment of the fee cause the applicant financial hardship?
  • is the applicant a not-for-profit organisation?
  • if the application is to be lodged on behalf of a number of parties, is it possible for each of these parties to make a contribution towards the fee?
  • does one applicant intend to lodge a number of applications for authorisation?

Written confirmation of fee waivers

If the ACCC decides to waive a lodgement fee (in whole or in part) it will advise the applicant in writing. The applicant may rely on this advice for a period of three months.

The full lodgement fee will apply if an application for authorisation:

  • is not accompanied by a copy of the ACCC’s written confirmation that it will waive (in whole or in part) the lodgement fee, or
  • is accompanied by advice from the ACCC which has expired.

Payment methods

The ACCC prefers the payment of lodgement fees to be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Payment by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) or cheque made out to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will also be accepted.

Payment by EFT

Account Name: ACCC Administered receipts account
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
BSB: 032-730
Account Number: 146550
Payment narrative: <name of company> <form name e.g. Form G>

For proof of payment, applicants should include a copy of the receipt of the transaction from their financial institution which includes the following details:

  • receipt number
  • transaction date and time
  • from account details
  • to account details
  • to account description
  • value of the payment made in Australian dollars.

Applications will not be considered validly lodged until the relevant fee has been paid

When applications are lodged and/or fees are paid electronically, the date of receipt of the application will be, when lodged on a business day, that day and when lodged on a weekend or a public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory (the ACT), the next business day in the ACT.

Contact ACCC Adjudication

If you have any questions about lodging an application for authorisation or notification, please contact us on 02 6243 1368 or at adjudication@accc.gov.au

More information

Applying for exemptions