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Changes to network tariffs

We’ve introduced a new two-rate tariff structure from 1 July 2021, for:  

  • residential customers
  • small business customers consuming less than 40 MWh per year

Learn more on our changes to network tariffs page.

Tariffs and charges 

Determining electricity and gas charges

Electricity and gas bills include many charges, including retail, wholesale, network and green (e.g. solar feed-in tariff) costs. 
We collect revenue through network costs charged on customer bills. The amount we can charge for supply is determined by an independent body, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).  


Reviewing charges

Generally, we submit a revenue proposal to the Australian Energy Regulator for network charges, once every 5 years. 

The proposals include funding for our planned work programs, network maintenance and improvements so we can operate safe, reliable and efficient networks that meet the long-term needs of our customers and community. 

We listen to customers and other groups reliant on our energy networks during this process. This means our programs and revenue proposals are reflect customers’ needs and preferences. 

The AER then reviews our proposals and determines how much we can charge. This decision is reflected in the bill you receive from your energy retailer. Read more about your energy bill on the AER’s website

Our most recent revenues proposals are listed below:  


AusNet Services revenue from the regulated electricity networks is determined by an independent body, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). We do not determine how much we can earn for delivering electricity.
AusNet Services revenue from the regulated electricity networks is determined by an independent body, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). We do not determine how much we can earn for delivering electr
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Electricity distribution price review


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Transmission revenue reset 


Tariffs and allocation

Our proposal for our electricity distribution network includes how we charge our customers for using our network (called a ‘tariff structure’).  For example, this may be by amount of energy used, and may be different at peak and off-peak times.  

Different types of customers for example, residential, commercial and industrial customers,  are charged in different ways.  Our tariff structures are also approved by the Australian Energy Regulator. Find out more about network tariffs, including expected changes on our site here


Electricity cost allocation method

We must also have a Cost Allocation Method (CAM). The CAM outlines the approach, principles and policies we have taken to attribute direct and shared costs.

Developing a CAM is a requirement of the National Electricity Rules (NER). The method has been developed to meet the NER and AER Cost Allocation Guidelines for network service providers.

The CAM promotes effective cost allocation, which supports the National Electricity Objective by:

  • ensuring that only efficient costs are allocated to different services,
  • ensuring prices paid by customers aren't inappropriately inflated or discounted, and
  • promoting transparency of information provided to decisions made by the AER.

Click the links below to download more information about the method from our site:

AusNet Services' Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Method  (PDF, 274 KB)

AusNet Services' Electricity Transmission Cost Allocation Method (PDF, 833 KB)



Gas distribution is also regulated by the AER, under a national framework.  

We are required to submit a proposal outlining: 

  • the services that we will offer,  
  • the costs associated with the provision of these services, and 
  • the prices to be charged to customers over a five-year period.  

 This process is known as the gas access arrangement review, which you can read more about on our site here (PDF, 669 KB).