- The ACCC tracks prices, costs, profits and quality of aeronautical, car parking and landside access services at Australia’s major airports.
- We report each year to the Treasurer.
What the ACCC does
- We track and report on prices, costs and profits of services at major Australian airports.
What the ACCC can't do
- We don’t regulate Australian airports.
- We don’t track or report on services provided through smaller airports.
What we do in airport monitoring
The ACCC tracks prices, costs, profits and quality of aeronautical, car parking and landside access services at Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports.
We monitor to provide more transparency on:
- the performance of Australia’s major airports
- whether airports are taking advantage of a lack of competition in the services they provide.
We report our findings to the Treasurer every year. See the Airport monitoring reports.
The legal basis of our functions
The ACCC’s functions mainly come from directions issued by the Assistant Treasurer under section 95ZF of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010:
- Direction to monitor aeronautical services at major airports ( PDF 72.15 KB )
- Direction to monitor car parking services at major airports ( PDF 34.42 KB )
The monitoring of the quality of aeronautical services is in line with Part 8 of the Airports Act 1996.
Airports supply information on landside access services voluntarily.
Airport monitoring reports
We publish an airport monitoring report every year, as part of our monitoring role.
Current monitoring report
Previous monitoring reports
See Airport monitoring reports for a complete list of reports we have published.
Report anti-competitive behaviour to the ACCC
Anyone can report anti-competitive behaviour to the ACCC. This includes at Australian airports. We use these reports to identify issues that need investigation.
Airport prices monitoring and financial reporting guideline
Guideline for quality of service monitoring at airports