Government priorities


Energy markets

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.

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Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Australian Government

Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Australian Government

Energy security

Energy supply

Energy information for businesses 

Energy information for households 

National Electricity Market (NEM) (AEMC) Australian Government