Australian Competition Tribunal

The Tribunal is an independent statutory tribunal that hears applications for the authorisation of company mergers and acquisitions which would otherwise be prohibited under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Tribunal also considers appeals on certain decisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), including decisions to grant or refuse merger clearances, reviews of decisions under Part IIIA of the Act (national access regime), and other authorisation decisions made by the ACCC. The Tribunal includes a President, and as many deputy presidents and other members as appointed by the Governor-General. The Tribunal does not publish or table an annual report but it is noted in the Federal Court of Australia Annual Report. The Federal Court of Australia provides secretariat support.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (The Tribunal was created in 1966 as the Trade Practices Tribunal and was renamed the Australian Competition Tribunal in 1995)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 5 Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building
    Adelaide SA

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon Justice The Hon. Justice Michael O'Bryan 26 December 2022 25 March 2023
Deputy Chair The Hon Justice Lucy Kathleen Farrell 21 August 2018 20 August 2023
Deputy Chair VACANT
Deputy Chair VACANT
Deputy Chair VACANT
Deputy Chair VACANT
Deputy President VACANT
Deputy President The Hon. Justice Michael O'Bryan 12 December 2019 11 December 2024
Member Prof. Caron Beaton-Wells 4 April 2019 3 April 2024
Member Ms. Diana Eilert 12 December 2019 11 December 2024
Member Dr. Jill Walker 30 March 2020 29 March 2025
Member Dr. Darryn Abraham 1 April 2022 31 March 2023
Member Prof. Kevin Davis 1 April 2022 31 March 2023
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