Register as an Intending Participant in the NEM

This page provides an overview of the processes and tasks required to register as an Intending Participant.

Any person, business or organisation that is intending to act in a Registered Participant category in the National Electricity Market (NEM) can apply to be registered as an Intending Participant. By registering in this category, successful applicants are able to gain access to certain data under the National Electricity Rules (NER). However, registration is optional.

To register as an Intending Participant, the person must ‘reasonably satisfy’ AEMO that it intends to carry out an activity for which it must, or may, be registered as a participant in the NEM.

If you are intending to develop plant and to sell the asset to another person before registration, please submit an application to be a Project Developer.

Registration documents

These are the documents needed for registration.

Email your completed application, including all attachments, to

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, application documents sent by post will face processing delays.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined on the NEM Fees and charges page.

Rights and Obligations

As required by clause 2.7(d) of the NER, the following document outlines the rights and obligations of Intending Participants as specified by AEMO and approved by the AEMC. This document is pending review.

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