Classes of retail exemption & applicable conditions

The following table sets out the conditions that apply to each deemed and registrable class of retail exemption. Compliance with all applicable conditions is a mandatory requirement for a retail exemption issued by the AER to be valid.

Class Activity Conditions
R1 Persons selling metered energy to ten or more small commercial/retail customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption class R1
R2 Persons selling metered energy to ten or more residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption class R2
R3 Retirement villages selling metered energy to residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption class R3
R4 Persons selling metered energy in caravan parks, residential parks and manufactured home estates to residents who principally reside there (ie long term residents) Applicable conditions for Exemption class R4
R5 Persons selling metered energy to large customers Applicable conditions for Exemption class R5
R6 Persons selling metered energy to small customers at a site or premises adjacent to a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class R6
R7 Persons selling unmetered energy to small commercial/retail customers at a site that they own, occupy or operate.

Applicable conditions for Exemption Class R7

R8 Persons selling electricity through power purchase agreements (PPAs) to customers who are connected to the national electricity grid. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class R8
D1 Persons selling metered energy to fewer than ten small commercial/retail customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D1
D2 Persons selling metered energy to fewer than ten residential customers within the limits of a site that they own, occupy or operate. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D2
D3 Persons selling metered energy to occupants of holiday accommodation on a short-term basis. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D3
D4 Persons temporarily selling energy on construction sites. No conditions are attached to this class of exemption
D5 Persons selling unmetered gas to individual premises where gas is used for limited puposes. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D5
D6 Persons selling unmetered electricity to residential customers in Queensland. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D6
D7 This class no longer applies Not applicable
D8 Persons selling energy to a related company. No conditions are attached to this class of exemption
D9 Persons selling energy to customers in conjunction with, or ancillary to, the provision of telecommunications information services. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D9
D10 Government and similar agencies selling metered energy to non-residential customers. Applicable conditions for Exemption Class D10