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Regulatory information

The Australian gas industry was deregulated in 1997. This required retailing functions to be tightly 'ring-fenced' from the ownership and operation of gas distribution networks. The networks are subject to open access which allows multiple retailers to compete for customers in markets previously considered monopolies.

AGN Victoria Final Plan

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) is pleased to have provided their business plans (Gas Access Arrangement Review) to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for the five-year period commencing 1 July 2023. 

Overview of regulatory regime

In November 1997, the State and Federal Governments signed the Natural Gas Pipelines Third Party Access Agreement which set out the terms and conditions under which deregulation was to occur.

Full retail contestability occurred in Victoria in October 2002, in South Australia in July 2004 and in Queensland from 1 July 2007.

From 1 July 2008, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) took over responsibility for economic regulation of the gas distribution and transmission sectors.

AGN Queensland Network Financial Information Disclosure – Part 7 National Gas Rules

AGN provides financial reporting information for its pipelines that are subject to light regulation according to AER’s Financial Reporting Guideline for Light Regulation Pipelines.

Read more about the AER and its regulatory role in the natural gas market at .