Monitoring & reporting

The ACCC collects a range of information from Telstra and other telecommunications providers to monitor competition, monitor market developments and inform regulatory decisions. The Minister can also require that the ACCC monitor and report on various aspects of competition within the industry.


Title Industry Type Status
Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
11 September 2015

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
8 September 2014

The NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (RKR) require NBN Co to provide information on the number of Access Virtual Circuit (AVC) services in operation, the amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity being acquired and average CVC utilisation over the NBN.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
14 July 2014
Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.
Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
On 28 June 2013, the ACCC varied the BBM RKR after completing its variation inquiry.
Division 12 Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
The RKR applicable to the 2012-13 reporting period is the Division 12 RKR (August 2010).
Audit of the infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Review Finalised
The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.
Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised
Following the 2011 review by the DBCDE, the Determination was amended to effect its operation for two more years with some amendments until 30 June 2014.
Regulatory accounting framework Communications Review Finalised
In 2001, the ACCC introduced the Telecommunications Industry Regulatory Accounting Framework (RAF) and amended it in 2003, taking account of the new accounting separation regime.
Telstra - price control arrangements review 2004 Communications Review Finalised

During its 2004 review of Telstra's price control arrangements, the ACCC consulted with a wide range of stakeholders through two stages of written submissions and in 12 public meetings in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

Accounting separation regime framework review Communications Review Finalised
The ACCC has consulted with industry regarding the process involved in developing the initial and subsequent accounting separation reports.
Telstra - price control arrangements review 2001 Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC commenced its inquiry in September 2000 and released a discussion paper on 29 September 2000.

In order to facilitate further discussion by interested parties, the ACCC issued a draft report identifying a set of draft recommendations in December 2000. The final report was published in February 2001.