Regulatory resources

Keep up-to-date on the broad issues of infrastructure regulation by reading our publications and newsletters or by attending one of our events.


Publication Description
Network A quarterly publication which provides regular updates from regulators about regulatory issues.
Regulatory Observer A newsletter with information and updates about international and Australian regulatory developments and decisions.
Working papers Research by ACCC staff and consultants.
Discussion papers Regulatory Development discussion papers by ACCC economic specialists to foster discussion on regulatory economic issues.
Regulatory guidance documents Guidance documents on regulatory projects and the ACCC's major regulatory decision making processes.


Report Description
ACCC telecommunications report The ACCC is required to provide a report on telecommunications to the minister annually.
Airport monitoring reports The results of the ACCC's prices, financial performance and quality of service monitoring at Australian airports.
Assessing cross-subsidy in Australia Post The ACCC has a role under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 (APCA) to assess whether Australia Post is cross-subsidising its non-reserved services with revenues from its reserved services.
Container stevedoring monitoring report Through a direction from the federal Treasurer, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, under Part VIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, monitors the prices, costs and profits of container terminal operator companies at the ports of Adelaide, Brisbane, Burnie, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney.
Private health insurance reports The ACCC is required to provide the senate with a report annually on '...any anti-competitive practices by health insurers or providers, which reduce the extent of health cover for consumers and increase their out-of-pocket medical and other expenses.'
State of the energy market reports The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) provides an overview of Australia's electricity and gas markets in an annual State of the energy market report.

Events and engagement activities

Event Description
Annual ACCC/AER Regulatory Conference Held every July, this conference brings together industry participants, policy makers, academics, and regulators from around the world to hear and discuss the latest ideas about the theory and practice of regulation.
Engagement activity Description
Infrastructure Consultative Committee We meet with representatives from the energy, telecommunication, water, rail, port and airport sectors twice a year to examine broad issues of infrastructure and infrastructure regulation.
Utility Regulators Forum We are part of a group of New Zealand, Commonwealth, state and territory based regulators that come together biannually to exchange information and discuss common challenges.
Council of Financial Regulators Although not a member of the Council of Financial Regulators, we have been invited to participate on issues relating to contestability and competitiveness in financial regulation and stability of the Australian financial system.


Regulatory projects