Consultative committees

We host and participate in a wide range of consultative committees and forums to encourage discussion around consumer, competition, and regulatory issues relevant to our work.

We also participate in a number of international forums and groups.

Agriculture Consultative Committee

The Agriculture Consultative Committee was established by the ACCC to provide advice and information on issues affecting the agriculture sector that fall within the scope of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), and to provide a forum where competition and consumer law concerns related to the agriculture sector can be considered and addressed collaboratively.

Consumer Consultative Committee

The ACCC established the Consumer Consultative Committee in 2001 to provide a forum through which consumer protection issues could be addressed collaboratively between our organisation and consumer representatives.

Fuel Consultative Committee

The Fuel Consultative Committee was established in 2010 to provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue between the ACCC, the fuel industry, and motoring organisations.

Infrastructure Consultative Committee

The Infrastructure Consultative Committee was set up in 2006 to facilitate discussions on the broad issues of infrastructure and infrastructure regulation.

Small Business & Franchising Consultative Committee

The Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee was established by the ACCC to provide a forum where competition and consumer law concerns related to the small business and franchising sectors could be discussed

ACCC Performance Consultative Committee

The ACCC Performance Consultative Committee was established in 2015 to act as the ACCC’s stakeholder consultation body under the Australian Government’s Regulator Performance Framework.

Utility Regulators Forum

The Utility Regulators Forum was established in 1997 to encourage cooperation between Commonwealth, state and territory based regulators.

Wholesale Telecommunications Consultative Forum

The Wholesale Telecommunications Consultative Forum was established in 2012 to provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue between the ACCC and the telecommunications industry.

Council of Financial Regulators

The Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) is the coordinating body for Australia’s main financial regulatory agencies.