Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Australia Post - letter pricing 2022 Postal services Price notification

On 11 August 2022, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the price to deliver reserved ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
31 August 2021

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

NBN Co SAU variation (March 2022) Communications Undertaking variation Finalised
30 November 2022

On 29 March 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. NBN Co's proposed SAU variation followed an extensive industry consultation process hosted by the ACCC during the second half of 2021 to consider the future regulatory framework for the NBN.

Timing of a new Interstate Access Undertaking Rail Update Finalised
19 December 2022

On 10 October 2022 the ACCC sent a letter to ARTC regarding the potential timing of assessing a replacement undertaking.  On 19 December 2022 ARTC provided a letter to stakeholders outlining its intent to submit a new 2023 IAU and a further extension of the 2008 IAU in early 2023.

Broadband speed claims industry guidance Communications Guideline Ongoing

The ACCC has released a series of information papers to inform ISPs and companies advertising broadband and wireless internet services of their obligations under the Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Finalised

In October 2022, the ACCC published explanatory material relating to the carrier separation rules in Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Telecommunications Act).

Mobile Infrastructure Report Communications Monitoring Ongoing
9 September 2022

The Mobile Infrastructure Report provides analysis on the change in mobile network operators' (MNOs) mobile infrastructure and coverage. The analysis is based on information collected from the three national MNOs - Singtel Optus Pty Limited (Optus), Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) under the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets – Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR).

Viterra capacity allocation system variation Wheat export Access determination Finalised
2 September 2022

Viterra is a bulk handling company that operates six bulk wheat port facilities in South Australia.

s581ZH review of the corporate control percentage Communications Review Finalised

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 came in to force in December 2021.

The regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network Rail Review Finalised
25 August 2021

The ACCC is reviewing the regulatory framework for ARTC's Interstate network.

Hunter Valley rail network annual compliance assessment 2021 Rail Compliance assessment Ongoing

ARTC has provided its indicative Constrained Coal Customer Unders and Overs Estimate and True-Up Test Audit report for 2021, ahead of its formal annual compliance submission (expected in late 2022).

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Ongoing
27 April 2021

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, it may impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can acquire under the allocated licences. In determining allocation limits, the ACMA is required to consult with the ACCC on the competition limits that may be appropriate.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Finalised
27 April 2021

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Wheat export Access exemption Finalised
3 May 2022

On 3 September 2021, Port of Portland Pty Limited applied to the ACCC to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria. On 3 May 2022 the ACCC released a final determination document confirming that it has determined Port of Portland Pty Limited to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Portland facility. The exemption was made by notifiable instrument.