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Our role in domestic airline monitoring

The ACCC monitors the prices, costs and profits of the major domestic airlines as part of a government direction. The government first directed the ACCC to do this between June 2020 and June 2023. The government issued a subsequent direction to monitor the industry in November 2023, which applies until December 2026.

In our role, we collect data from Bonza, Jetstar, Qantas, Rex and Virgin Australia about their domestic passenger services.

We do this to:

  • uncover behaviour in the industry that may damage competition
  • identify signs that competition in the industry is not effective.

Monitoring reports

We report our findings to the Treasurer at least once every quarter. The reports present our analysis from the monitoring work we carried out during this period.

The legal basis of our functions

Our functions came from the Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Domestic Air Passenger Transport) Direction 2023. The Treasurer issued this direction under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in November 2023.

See also

ACCC to monitor competition in the domestic airline market

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulates civil aviation safety in Australia.

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