Register in the gas retail markets

This page outlines the requirements for registering as a participant in the gas retail markets.

Registration is required for anyone who wishes to participate in the gas retail markets in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria or Western Australia.

While formal roles and registerable capacities vary from state to state, anyone that functions as distributor, retailer and self-contracting user must register in the applicable retail gas market. Other specified roles, such as transmission service provider, may also need to register in some states.

Depending on their role and location, gas retail market participants may also have to register in other markets, including the Declared Wholesale Gas Market (DWGM) and the Short Term Trading Market (STTM).

Part 15A of the National Gas Rules (NGR) contains the registration and eligibility criteria that new applicants should familiarise themselves with before applying to register. The information contained here is for guidance only and is no substitute for reading and understanding the NGR and applicable retail gas market procedures.

Registration documents

These are the documents needed for registration.

Supporting documents

These documents need to be supplied either with your application form, or beforehand, as they support your application for registration in the gas retail markets.

Credit support

Gas retail market participants who are also participants in the DWGM or STTM may need to provide credit support to AEMO. All financial guarantees must be in the prescribed format. AEMO recommends you get guarantees checked by AEMO before execution, by emailing a draft copy to prudentials@aemo.com.au.

The Credit support management guide contains information on AEMO’s credit support processes and participant obligations.

Trustee deed

Where the Applicant is acting in a trustee capacity, they must complete and return the following Trustee Deed form. No changes can be made to the Trustee Deed other than the completion of details where highlighted.

When completing the form, a number of fields will update automatically when printed. To update the fields without printing, please press <Ctrl> + ‘P’ to simulate printing, then press <Esc> to return to the document without printing.

Recipient-created tax invoices (RCTI)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEMO has adopted digital and remote ways of working to protect our people and critical operations. During this time, applicants can sign and exchange electronically.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined in the latest gas markets fee schedule.

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