Airlines monitoring

The ACCC monitors prices, costs and profits of domestic air passenger transport services in accordance with the direction issued by the Treasurer under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in June 2020.

Our responsibilities

The direction requires the ACCC to monitor the industry for a period of three years. It is required to provide a public report to the Treasurer at least once every quarter.

Through this monitoring role, the ACCC will seek to facilitate and protect competition in the domestic air passenger services industry.  The ACCC will be ready to act, including by engaging with government about a potential policy response, should there be any signs of behaviour that damages competition or that competition is not effective.

Direction: Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Domestic Air Passenger Transport) Direction 2020

Media release: ACCC to monitor competition in the domestic airline market

Latest airline competition in Australia report

Seventh report on the ACCC’s monitoring of Australian domestic air passenger transport services.
8 Mar 2022

Past airline competition reports

Airline competition in Australia

Other reports

Airports monitoring

More information

ACCC role in airports & aviation