Gas Market Code of Conduct - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this mandatory Code if you are a regulated gas producer in the East Coast gas market.  A regulated gas producer is a person that carries on a business of producing regulated gas. Regulated gas is defined as gas which is in a gaseous state at standard temperature and pressure and consists of naturally occurring hydrocarbons, or a naturally occurring mixture of hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbons, the principal constituent of which is methane.

The Code contains:

  • a price cap on wholesale contract negotiations between gas producers and buyers
  • exemptions framework to incentivise producers to commit more gas to the East Coast gas market
  • transparency obligations to increase visibility of the amount of uncontracted gas to be produced
  • conduct provisions aimed at reducing bargaining power imbalances between producers and gas buyers
  • minimum conduct and process standards for commercial negotiations.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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