Overview

Type
Sector
Electricity
Gas
Segment
Retail
Region
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
South Australia
Tasmania
Status
Current
Date initiated
Effective date
Categories
Retailer authorisation
AER reference
51467

On 18 December 2014, the AER published the final version of its revised Retailer authorisation guideline. The revisions streamline the guideline, simplifying the introductory section and providing further details to applicants about the AER's assessment process. The AER also published a notice of instrument.

Both the guideline and notice have been developed and published in accordance with the retail consultation procedure set out in the National Energy Retail Rules.

Under the National Energy Retail Law, a person must hold a retailer authorisation prior to engaging in the retail sale of energy unless exempt from the requirement). The AER is responsible for approving retailer authorisations. To support this role, the AER is required to develop a guideline to assist applicants to understand the process for obtaining energy retailer authorisations, and for the transfer, surrender and revocation of retailer authorisations.