Municipal Association of Victoria


The applicants are the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and 48 Victorian Councils (the Participating Councils) (the Applicants). The Applicants propose to pool their electricity demand and place a single tender calling for proposals for the supply of retail electricity services and renewable energy certificates (i.e. Large Scale Generation Certificates) from an electricity retailer.

The Applicants seek authorisation for 11 years.

The Applicants have also requested interim authorisation to allow them to commence the tender process prior to the ACCC’s final determination. The Applicants have submitted that they will not award the tender unless and until final authorisation is granted. Due to the expiry of some Participating Councils’ existing contracts in the near future, the Applicants have requested that interim authorisation be granted to allow the request for tender to be issued by 31 December 2019.

On 18 December 2019 the ACCC granted interim authorisation to allow the Applicants to conduct the proposed tender process prior to the ACCC making its final determination, but not enter into any supply agreements.

On 18 December 2019, the ACCC also issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to the arrangements for 11 years.

A copy of the draft determination and interim authorisation decision is available below.

The ACCC invites submissions from the applicants and interested parties in response to its draft determination. Submissions are invited by COB 22 January 2020.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner. An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.


Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

21 November 2019

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

26 November 2019

Public consultation process begins.

18 December 2019

Draft determination and interim authorisation Decision

December/January 2019

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.


Final determination.



  • Municipal Association of Victoria, The

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000459-1