Draft Guidelines on Part XICA – Prohibited conduct in the energy market consultation 2020

Closed 3 Apr 2020

Opened 10 Mar 2020


The ACCC has released the Draft Guidelines on Part XICA – Prohibited conduct in the energy market for consultation.

The Draft Guidelines contain the ACCC's approach to the enforcement of the recently adopted Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Act 2019, which introduces new prohibitions into the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).


We invite you to contribute to the development of the Guidelines by making a submission to the ACCC. Further detail on the Guidelines process can be found in our consultation letter below.

We request submissions by 3 April 2020.

Submissions can be made to ElectricityMonitoring@accc.gov.au, or via the link below.

Alternatively, submissions can also be made via post to:

Electricity Markets Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601

Submissions may be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period. Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law.

Public submissions received by the ACCC in the initial round of consultation on the Guidelines are available at: Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct Bill consultation.


  • Industry


  • Electricity