Petrol, diesel and automotive LPG prices are not regulated in Australia. Automotive LPG prices were deregulated in 1991, and petrol and diesel prices were deregulated in 1998. However, in the interests of consumers and competitive markets, the ACCC continues to monitor fuel prices in Australia’s largest capital cities and more than 190 regional locations.


The ACCC’s role in energy covers market inquiries in relation to the electricity and gas sectors. The ACCC also enforces the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019. In addition, the ACCC is also working on a Consumer Data Right in relation to energy.


The ACCC is responsible for the economic regulation of the communications sector, including telecommunications and the National Broadband Network (NBN), broadcasting and content sectors.