Confidentiality guideline 2013

Better regulation
Date initiated: 
10 December 2012
Effective date: 
19 November 2013


As part of the Better Regulation Reform program the AER released its confidentiality guideline and explanatory statement on 19 November 2013.

The confidentiality guideline sets out how energy network businesses must make confidentiality claims over information they submit to us. This guideline balances protecting genuinely confidential information with ensuring that stakeholders can access sufficient information on issues affecting their interests.

On 30 August 2017, we made minor amendments to the Confidentiality Guideline to reflect changes made by the Statutes Amendment (National Electricity and Gas Laws – Information Collection and Publication) Act 2016 (SA) to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law.  The 2013 Confidentiality Guideline is no longer in effect.