The National Energy Retail Law requires that a person must not engage in the selling of energy (electricity or gas) to a person for premises unless the seller is the holder of a retailer authorisation or an exemption.
The AER administers retailer authorisations. The AER is required to publish the details of all authorised retailers in a public register and must also publish any application for authorisation or to transfer or surrender an authorisation.
The public register can be filtered based on status to show retailers who hold an authorisation (current), pending applications for authorisation (open), or authorisations that have been revoked, transferred or surrendered (historical). The register can also be filtered by energy sector (gas or electricity) and by region.