Numerous websites provide energy information and services. Most of these are managed by the Australian Government, others are outside government.
Australian Government. The role of the Australian Energy Market is to make rules which govern the electricity and natural gas markets, including the retail elements of those markets. The objective of the AEMC’s work is to promote efficient, reliable and secure energy markets which serve the long-term interests of consumers.
The Australian Energy Market Operator is responsible for operating Australia’s largest gas and electricity markets and power systems. Aims to deliver energy security for all Australians.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regulates energy markets and networks under national energy market legislation and rules.
Australian Government. Leading Australia's efforts to deliver affordable renewable energy across the nation.
Assists and advocates for small businesses and family enterprises. Provides access to dispute resolution services to assist businesses to resolved disputes
Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Government website for the Australian business community offering simple and convenient access to essential information from all levels of government about planning, starting and growing a business. Includes templates, tools and checklists for starting and growing a business.
The Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC) invests commercially to increase the flow of funds into renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.
Australian Government. The Clean Energy Regulator is a Government body responsible for accelerating carbon abatement for Australia through the administration of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme, Renewable Energy Target and the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of Australian, state and territory governments. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council is a Ministerial forum for the Commonwealth, states and territories and New Zealand, to work together in the pursuit of national energy reforms.
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy. The Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program is a regulatory program that requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 1000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease.
Australian Government. The Department designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.
The Australian Government is committed to the provision of adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet future energy consumption needs and to underpin strong economic growth
Independent organisation, created by the Council of Australian Governments. Energy Consumers Australia promotes the long-term interests of consumers with respect to the price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply of energy services. It conducts research and analysis, identifies issues and works with other consumer organisations, ombudsmen, energy companies, regulators and governments to improve outcomes for consumers.
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy. Features energy management tips, advice for small, medium and large Aussie companies.
Australian Government, Australian Energy Regulator. Helps residential and small business energy consumers to navigate the often complex electricity and gas retail markets to find a suitable energy offer. You can compare electricity and gas offers for households and small business in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, south east Queensland and South Australia .
15. Energy Rating
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of Australian, state and territory and New Zealand governments. The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program helps improve the energy efficiency of a range of appliances and equipment. By buying more efficient models, households and businesses can consume less energy, save money on their energy bills, and help to reduce emissions.
NSW Government, Office of Environment & Heritage on behalf of Australian, state and territory Governments. The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes.
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of Australian, state and territory governments. The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a star rating system (out of ten) that rates the energy efficiency of a home, based on its design.
Victorian Government. Victorian Energy Compare is an independent Victorian Government tool to help you to compare electricity, gas and solar offers from all energy retailers, based on information you provide about your household or small business.
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy. Information about saving energy, saving money and available government assistance.
20. Your Home
Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Energy. Your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs. Includes Design For Place with architect-designed sustainable energy-efficient house designs free to download.