Description of Conduct

On 1 September 2023, the City of Greater Geelong applied on behalf of itself and Surf Coast Shire Council, Golden Plains Shire Council, Borough of Queenscliffe, Wyndham City Council and Colac Otway Shire (together, the Participating Councils) to engage in collective procurement conduct, and enter and give effect to service contracts that may be executed as an outcome of that procurement conduct, in respect of the following waste services:

  • domestic recyclables and glass recyclables receival and processing, and
  • bulk haulage of those materials from the receival site to the processing site.

On 16 November 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for a period of 7 years and also granted interim authorisation to enable the Participating Councils to commence the joint procurement conduct only.

On 14 December 2023, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation AA1000649 until 5 January 2031.

The ACCC’s final determination, draft determination and copy of the application for authorisation are available below.


  • City of Greater Geelong

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000649-1


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ACCC correspondence

Submissions - after draft decision

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