Final Access Determination No. 1 of 2016 for the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS)


Determination details

Determination date


Determination type

Final Access Determination

Determination commencement date


Determination expiry date

The day immediately before the day on which a new access determination comes into force (Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), s. 152BCF(10)).


On 21 April 2016, the ACCC released its final decision on the DTCS final access determination (FAD). This FAD replaces the previous DTCS FAD (Final Access Determination No. 1 of 2012).

Extensions of the 2019 FAD inquiry and the current FAD

On 19 November 2019, the ACCC extended the timeframe for completing the 2019 domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) final access determination (FAD) inquiry for six months until June 5 2020 to allow it to undertake further data analysis and stakeholder consultation. As it will not be in a position to make a new DTCS FAD prior to the expiry of the current FAD on 30 December 2019, the ACCC also extended the current FAD to expire on the date immediately before the day on which the new FAD comes into force. Information on the ACCC’s inquiry into making a new access determination for this service can be found at DTCS FAD Inquiry 2019.

2016 DTCS FAD Variation

On 18 December 2019, the ACCC decided to vary the 2016 DTCS FAD to incorporate a price for access to the DTCS provided between mainland Australian and Christmas Island. The varied 2016 DTCS FAD will commence on 19 December 2019 and expire on the day before a new DTCS FAD comes into force

Further extension of the 2019 DTCS FAD Inquiry

On 2 June 2020, the ACCC further extended the timeframe for completing the 2019 DTCS FAD inquiry for six months until 5 December 2020 to allow it to complete its public consultation with stakeholders on the Draft Report and prepare the Final Report. The current DTCS FAD will continue to operate until the new FAD is finalised.