Fees & forms

Your application for authorisation or notification should be in a form approved by the ACCC and accompanied by the relevant fee unless a waiver is in place.

Authorisation forms and fees

Form

Lodgement fee

Application for Authorisation (non-merger) ( PDF 174.64 KB ) $7500
Application for Revocation and Substitution (non-merger) ( PDF 175.19 KB ) $2500
Application for Minor Variation (non-merger) ( PDF 75.38 KB ) no fee
Application for Revocation (non-merger) ( PDF 73.49 KB ) no fee

Fee waivers

The ACCC has the discretion to waive, in whole or in part, the lodgement fee for applications for authorisation for non-merger conduct. The ACCC may waive the 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 or applications for merger authorisation.

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:

  • 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?

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.

Notification forms and fees

Form

Lodgement fee

Concessional fee*

Small business collective bargaining notification
Notification of Collective Bargaining - Exclusive Dealing - Resale Price Maintenance ( PDF 83.33 KB )

$1000

$0

Exclusive dealing notification
Notification of Collective Bargaining - Exclusive Dealing - Resale Price Maintenance ( PDF 83.33 KB )

$2500

$500

Resale price maintenance notification
Notification of Collective Bargaining - Exclusive Dealing - Resale Price Maintenance ( PDF 83.33 KB )

$1000

$0

*A concessional fee may apply where additional notifications are lodged within 14 days of the first notification and relate to conduct in the same, or closely related, markets as the first notification.

Payment methods

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

Payment can also be made by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) online at accc.gov.au/payments or by cheque made out to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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 the ACCC

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

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