We are the Australian Energy Regulator

We exist to make energy consumers better off now and in the future.  

We are a high-performing, independent regulator of gas and electricity markets in Australia and work to ensure a secure, reliable and affordable energy future.

In this section

Our role

We regulate energy networks and the wholesale and retail markets in Australia to ensure they are secure, reliable and affordable for consumers.

The Board

The AER is governed by an independent Board of 5 members representing the Australian Government and the states and territories.

Stakeholder engagement

Learn more about how we build trust and confidence and make better decisions through high quality stakeholder engagement.

Agreements and MOUs

The AER has entered into agreements with other agencies to promote good communication, cooperation and coordination in Australia’s energy industry.

Dispute resolution

The AER oversees dispute resolution mechanisms that are available under national gas and electricity laws.