Description of Conduct

The Applicants seek authorisation to:

(i) collectively discuss and negotiate the terms and conditions, including price, under which access to Below Rail Infrastructure for the purpose of transporting coal to the Dudgeon Point Terminal, will be acquired from QR Network Pty Ltd (QR Network);

(ii) collectively discuss matters relating to those discussions and negotiations; and

(iii) enter into and give effect to contracts, arrangements or understandings with QR Network (or any successor or asignee) containing common terms and conditions, including price, upon which access to the Below Rail Infrastructure will be acquired.

Below Rail Infrastructure refers to all activities associated with the provision and management of rail infrastructure, including the construction, maintenance and renewal of rail infrastructure assets.

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation until 10 March 2027.


  • Carabella Resources Limited
  • Macarthur Coal Limited
  • Middlemount Coal Pty Limited
  • New Hope Corporation Limited
  • Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91278