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Consumer Data Right – energy sector designation instrument

3 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Exposure Draft

Key Documents

The Government is committed to extending the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to the energy sector alongside the implementation of Open Banking. In doing so, the Government aims to establish a framework that helps consumers to find and switch to the best energy deals. Over time, this will encourage greater competition between energy retailers and deliver innovative retail products that help consumers better manage their energy use, find better products and make informed decisions about personal energy investments.

On 9 January 2020, the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, agreed in-principle to the coverage of data sets and data holders for energy.

Treasury is now seeking views on the draft designation instrument. The designation instrument will turn on the ACCC’s CDR rule-making power for the energy sector. Submissions should be sent to

Consultation will close on 31 May 2020. The designation instrument will be finalised by 30 June 2020.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 31 May 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600


Phone: Leanne Breen +61 2 6263 4422