Australian Energy Regulator

Regulator function

The AER is an independent decision making body responsible for regulating wholesale and retail energy markets, and energy networks, under national energy legislation and rules. The AER focuses on ensuring a secure, reliable and affordable energy future for Australia. The functions mostly relate to energy markets in eastern and southern Australia. 


  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA)
  • Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Rules 2020
  • National Electricity Law and Rules
  • National Gas Law and Rules
  • National Energy Retail Law and Rules
  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Regulated community

Wholesale and retail energy markets, and energy networks. 


Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Internal to department / external entity