Energy is essential to our modern lifestyle in Australia—it's connected to almost everything we do.
With our gas and electricity markets experiencing rapid change, the Australian Government’s priority is to ensure consumers receive affordable, reliable, sustainable and secure energy.
The department supports the Commonwealth minister responsible for energy and seeks to achieve Australian Government policy objectives in Energy Council decisions.
Energy Ministers are supported by 3 key market bodies. The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) develops the rules by which the market must operate. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) handles the day-to-day operations of the electricity and gas markets. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) enforces the national electricity market rules and makes judgements on the regulatory proposals of monopoly network operators.
Find out about:
- ACCC inquiry into improving electricity affordability
- Energy Ministers
- Energy market legislation
- Gas markets
- Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market
- Liddell Taskforce
- National Electricity Market
- National Energy Customer Framework
- Oil Code of Conduct
- Prohibiting energy market misconduct
- Submissions to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Australian Government
Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Australian Government
National Electricity Market (NEM) (AEMC) Australian Government