What the ACCC does

  • We regulate the interstate and Hunter Valley rail networks through an access undertaking.
  • We track the prices, costs and profits of container stevedores in Australia and report to the Minister each year.
  • We monitor port terminal service providers’ compliance with the wheat port code. We can also exempt port terminal service providers from having to comply with certain parts of the code.
  • We produce monitoring reports that analyse bulk grain exports and examine industry matters.

What the ACCC can't do

  • We don’t set the prices or provide access to the rail network.
  • We don’t set technical standards for the rail industry.
  • We don’t direct the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
  • We don’t regulate prices in the container freight industry.
  • We don’t regulate the entire bulk grain export supply chain. The wheat port code is focused on port access only.

Bulk grain ports and wheat exports


Stevedoring and cargo shipping

Infrastructure consultative committee

ACCC action in rail, shipping and ports

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