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What we publish

Information we publish includes:

  • the agency’s structure
  • functions
  • appointments
  • annual reports
  • consultation arrangements
  • operational information
  • details of the agency’s freedom of information (FOI) officer.

This information is provided below.

Information routinely released through FOI requests and routinely provided to parliament must also be published online.

Agency Plan

Under s.8(1) of the FOI Act, an agency must prepare a plan showing the following:

  1. what information the agency proposes to publish for the purposes of this Part
  2. how, and to whom, the agency proposes to publish information for the purposes of this Part
  3. how the agency otherwise proposes to comply with this Part.

Our Information Publication Scheme ACCC Agency Plan ( PDF 486.31 KB ) describes how we intend to implement and administer the Information Publication Scheme.

Who we are

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority. The ACCC was established in 1995 to administer the Trade Practices Act 1974 (renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 on 1 January 2011) and other acts.

You can find more information about who we are at:

What we do

Our functions

Our role is to:

  • enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and additional legislation
  • promote competition and fair trading
  • regulate national infrastructure.

Our decision making powers

We have decision making powers under:

  • Airports Act 1996 (Cth) Australian
  • Postal Corporation Act 1989 (Cth)
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) 
  • Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Rules 2020
  • National Electricity Law and Rules
  • National Gas Law and Rules
  • National Energy Retail Law and Rules
  • Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth)
  • Water Act 2007 (Cth)
  • Water Market Rules 2009 (Cth)
  • Water Charge (Termination Fees) Rules 2009 (Cth)
  • Water Charge (Infrastructure) Rules 2010 (Cth)
  • Water Charge (Planning and Management Information) Rules 2010 (Cth)

Find out more about our decision making processes.

Annual reports and responses to Parliament

Routinely requested information

We publish information that we routinely give access to because of freedom of information requests. We monitor these requests to work out what we can make available in the future.

Our disclosure log shows certain information we have released for freedom of information requests.

Freedom of Information contact details

Freedom of Information Officer
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Ph: 02 6243 1111
Email: foi@accc.gov.au

Operational information

AER

Consumer and Fair Trading Division

Consumer and Compliance Strategies

Enforcement

Small Business and Agriculture

Competition Division

Competition Enforcement and Cartels

Competition Enforcement and Financial Services

Consumer Data Right Division

Consumer Product Safety Division

Infrastructure Division

Communications Markets and Advocacy

Electricity Markets

Gas Markets

Infrastructure and Transport – Access and Pricing

Mobile Transmission and Consumer

Mergers, Exemptions and Digital Division

Competition Exemptions

Digital Platforms

Merger Investigations

Special Advice and Services Division

Data and Intelligence

Customer service charter

ACCC Service Charter

See also

Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information requests

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Scamwatch

Product Safety

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