Agreements & MOUs

The AER has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and agreements with other agencies to promote effective communication, cooperation and coordination in performance of roles in Australia’s energy industry.

We, along with the Australian Energy Markets Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) have formed the Market Bodies Forum. The Market Bodies Forum is the coordinating body for Australia's East coast energy market institutions. In the Market Bodies Forum, members share information, discuss energy issues and, if the need arises, coordinate responses to priority energy matters.

MOUs or similar agreements are also in place with energy market bodies, other regulators, and energy ombudsman schemes. These agreements set out processes for the effective sharing of information.

The AER and ACCC may also share information in accordance with the ACCC-AER information policy: the collection, use and disclosure of information.

Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and agreements between the AER and other agencies
  Memorandum of Understanding Effective date
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Memorandum of Understanding between the AER and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency ( PDF 307.02 KB ) July 2020
Energy Safe Victoria Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Energy Regulator and Energy Safe Victoria ( PDF 5.89 MB ) August 2019
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States of America Memorandum of Understanding between the AER and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States of America ( PDF 456.86 KB ) November 2018
Essential Services Commission (VIC) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER and the Essential Services Commission (Victoria) ( PDF 942.94 KB ) November 2017
Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam Memorandum of Understanding between the AER and Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam ( PDF 131.75 KB ) November 2017
Market Bodies Forum Memorandum of Understanding ( PDF 92.29 KB )
About the Market Bodies Forum ( PDF 50.83 KB )
Market Bodies Forum Charter ( PDF 57.54 KB )
June 2017
Civil and Administrative Tribunal- Energy and Water (ACT) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal- Energy and Water ( PDF 527.96 KB | DOCX 116.56 KB ) July 2015
Energy & Water Ombudsman (VIC) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Energy & Water Ombudsman (Vic) ( PDF 165.23 KB | DOCX 101.17 KB ) July 2015
Energy & Water Ombudsman (SA) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Energy & Water Ombudsman South Australia ( PDF 159.42 KB | DOCX 140.97 KB ) July 2015
Energy & Water Ombudsman (QLD) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Energy & Water Ombudsman Queensland ( PDF 167.07 KB | DOCX 113.02 KB ) July 2015
Energy Ombudsman (TAS) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER and the Energy Ombudsman Tasmania ( PDF 166.66 KB | DOCX 235.42 KB ) July 2015
Energy Ombudsman (WA) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and the Energy Ombudsman Western Australia ( PDF 573.64 KB | DOCX 111.77 KB ) July 2015
AEMC Memorandum of Understanding between AER, ACCC and AEMC ( PDF 780.19 KB | DOCX 294.23 KB ) June 2014
Commonwealth Department of Human Services Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Department of Human Services ( PDF 1.43 MB ) November 2013
Clean Energy Regulator Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Clean Energy Regulator ( PDF 3.92 MB ) August 2012
Energy & Water Ombudsman (NSW) Memorandum of Understanding between the AER, ACCC and Energy & Water Ombudsman (NSW) ( PDF 1.76 MB ) December 2011
AEMO Memorandum of Understanding between AER and AEMO ( PDF 510.84 KB ) June 2011
Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Memorandum of Understanding between AER and ICRC ( PDF 193.88 KB ) August 2009