Description of Conduct

On 9 March 2023, the Australian Dental Association Inc (the ADA), on behalf of itself and members, lodged an application seeking revocation of authorisation A91340 and A91341 to be substituted with a new authorisation (re-authorisation).

The ADA sought re-authorisation for the making of and giving effect to contracts, arrangements and understandings between 2 or more dentists and/or dental specialists on the fees to be charged for dental services provided in a practice, where the parties operate in a ‘shared practice’ and at least one party is a member of ADA.

Re-authorisation was sought for a period of 12 months.

On 12 April 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation for a period of 12 months. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation for the existing arrangements to continue.

On 25 May 2023, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation for a period of 12 months, until 16 June 2024.

The copy of the ACCC’s final determination is below.


  • Australian Dental Association Inc

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000638-1


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ACCC correspondence

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ACCC letter to Interested Parties