Telecommunications Competition Notice Guidelines

Closed 4 Jun 2018

Opened 21 May 2018


The ACCC is consulting on proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Competition Notice Guidelines (Guidelines). The ACCC is required to formulate the Guidelines under Section 151AP (2) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA).

The Guidelines include:

  • an overview of the competition notice regime as contained in Part XIB of the CCA
  • matters the ACCC will consider when deciding whether to issue a competition notice
  • the appropriateness of issuing competition notices over taking other action under the CCA.

The ACCC is seeking to update the Guidelines to reflect the legislative changes that have been made to the competition notice regime since the last update in 2015.

The main amendments to the Guidelines relate to:

  • changes to the CCA from legislation implementing the Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) recommendations
  • the appropriateness of the ACCC issuing proceedings under the new Section 46 compared to action under Part XIB
  • administrative and clerical updates to ensure the Guidelines remain legally accurate.

How to make a submission

Interested parties can upload a submission through this consultation.

Submissions must be either in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please include your name, organisation and contact details when making a submission.

Submissions are due by 5.00pm AEST, Monday 4 June 2018.


All submissions will be treated as public documents and published on the ACCC website unless otherwise requested.

A commercial-in-confidence submission should be clearly marked and include reasons why it is confidential, and it should be submitted along with a public version. More information about the ACCC's treatment of confidential information can be found in the ACCC's Information Policy.


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