TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) - proposed merger with Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA)


  • TPG Telecom Limited (TPG)


  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA)

Market inquiries

The ACCC has published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns in relation to the proposed merger.

The ACCC invites submissions on its Statement of Issues by 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

Submissions and other queries regarding the ACCC's review may be e-mailed to  In the subject line of the e-mail, please include the following "Submission re: TPG/VHA - attention Rachel Goldfeld/Morgan Woodland".

For more details, please refer to the Statement of Issues.        

Market inquiries

Statement of issues

Document title Date


24/09/2018ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
13/12/2018ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
18/01/2019Closing date for submissions from interested parties in response to Statement of Issues.
22/01/2019Timeline suspended due to delay in receiving information from merger parties. Former provisional decision date of 28 March 2019 delayed. New provisional decision date is expected to be 11 April 2019. The ACCC will confirm the new provisional decision date when the information from the merger parties is received.
28/02/2019Timeline still suspended as continuing to receive information from merger parties. New provisional decision date will be confirmed once information has been received and assessed.
20/03/2019Timeline recommenced. Proposed date for announcement set for 9 May 2019.
09/05/2019Proposed date for announcement of ACCC’s decision.

Project staff

  • Morgan Woodland
  • Rachel Goldfeld