The Australian Government undertakes activities to support enhanced energy sector resilience to all hazards, including the resilience of energy infrastructure to natural disasters, cyber-attack and other human and environmental threats.
The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources provides secretariat and program support for the Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Resilience Energy Sector Group (TISN ESG).
The TISN ESG is a forum where owners and operators of critical energy infrastructure and governments come together to share information on security issues and practical measures to improve the resilience of energy infrastructure to all hazards.
Oil Code of Conduct
The conduct of suppliers, distributors and retailers in the downstream petroleum marketing industry is regulated by the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes - Oil) Regulation 2017 (the Oil Code of Conduct), of which the Australian Government has oversight.
The Oil Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code under Section 51AE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Due to sunsetting conventions the Oil Code of Conduct replaced the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes–Oilcode) Regulation 2006 (the 2006 Regulations) effective 1 April 2017.
The Oil Code of Conduct applies a nationally consistent approach to terminal gate pricing arrangements, with the aim of improving transparency in wholesale pricing and ensure all customers, including small businesses, can get access to petroleum products at the terminal gate.
An independent dispute resolution scheme is established under the Oil Code of Conduct, including a dispute resolution adviser, to provide the industry with a cost-effective alternative to taking action through the civil courts.
- Oil Code Review—Final Report
The Review determined a legislative process should be undertaken to remake the Regulations.
- Oil Code Review Options Paper
The department developed an Options Paper which proposed three options to address the review's terms of reference, and stakeholders' concerns.
- Oil Code Review Issues Paper
Submissions on the Issues Paper were considered in developing the Options Paper.
Owners and operators of critical energy infrastructure seeking information on the ESG can email Esg.Secretariat@industry.gov.au
For more information about the Oil Code of Conduct, please email AES@industry.gov.au
Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Resilience (TISN) Australian Government