We regulate access to support competition by enabling third parties to access essential infrastructure that cannot be economically duplicated, including below-rail (track) infrastructure.
Water is an essential resource which requires careful management and regulation.
We are the economic regulator of water and wastewater services for Queensland.
Along with our more public role, in setting regulated electricity prices, we set the solar feed-in tariff for regional customers and enforce the Electricity Distribution Network Code.
Electricity: Supporting efficient outcomes in energy for the long term interests of Queenslanders
Rail: Promoting efficient use of, and fair access to, key rail infrastructure in Queensland
Ports Regulation: Delivering efficient access to Queensland’s key export infrastructure
Water: Advocating fair water prices that encourage efficient water use in Queensland
We have a number of functions under the Gas Supply Act 2003 and the Gas Distribution Network Code.
Our main roles are to enforce compliance with the Gas Distribution Network Code and monitor developments in the competitive market.
The Gas Industry Code was replaced by the Gas Distribution Network Code on 1 July 2015.
Read more on our involvement with the Gas Code...
The Gas Supply Act, as amended for the introduction of Full Retail Competition (FRC), requires that the QCA publish the standard retail contract terms received from gas retailers.
Read more on these terms...
In April 2008, the Minister for Mines and Energy (the Minister) directed us to review small customer gas pricing and competition in the Queensland retail gas market. The review examined current market issues in the interests of gas customers, incumbent retail market participants and new entrants.
26 Oct 2015 | Revised enforcement guidelines
20 Jun 2014 | Final decision: proposed amendments to Electricity Industry Code