Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Australia Post - letter pricing 2015 Postal services Price notification Finalised
9 December 2016

Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification regarding proposed price increases for letter services. Australia Post is proposing to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 for letters delivered at a new slower timetable, which allows up to an extra three business days for delivery to occur. Postage stamps for letters delivered at the current timetable cost 70 cents. Australia Post’s proposal also includes price increases for the delivery of large letters.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2014 Postal services Price notification Finalised
20 February 2014

Application by Australia Post for increases in ordinary letter prices 2014.

Inquiries into disputes about bulk mail services Postal services Guideline Ongoing
14/12/2012

Regulations made under section 32B of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allow the ACCC to inquire into disputes about the terms and conditions, including price of access to Australia Post’s bulk mail services.

Business letter pricing 2011 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2011

On 25 January 2011, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase the prices of a number of its reserved services, to become effective on 4 July 2011. The ACCC has decided to not object to the price increases in Australia Post’s price notification.

Letter pricing 2010 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2010

On 1 April 2010, Australia Post provided a price notification proposing an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 55 cents to 60 cents.

Letter pricing 2009 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2009

On 24 July 2009, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification which proposed an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 55 cents to 60 cents.

Letter pricing 2008 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2008

On 5 February 2008, Australia Post provided the ACCC with a draft price notification which proposed an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) from 50 to 55 cents.

Record keeping rules for Australia Post Postal services Guideline Finalised
November 2006

Part 4A of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 allows the ACCC to issue record keeping rules to Australia Post.

Impact mail 2004 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2004

On 24 September 2004 Australia Post lodged a formal price notification under subsection 95Z(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, known as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 from 1 January 2011.

Reply paid 2003 Postal services Price notification Finalised
16 April 2003

On 26 March 2003 Australia Post provided the ACCC with a formal notification proposing to restructure the price of Reply Paid mail.

Letter pricing 2002 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2002

In April 2002 Australia Post advised the ACCC of its intention to lodge a price notification under s. 22 of the Prices Surveillance Act.

Ad Post 2001 Postal services Price notification Finalised
2001

In December 2001 the ACCC decided not to object to the proposed phase out of Australia Post's Ad Post service.

 

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