The National Competition Council is a research and advisory body which was established in 1995 by agreement of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The Council's main function is to recommend on the regulation of third party access to services provided by monopoly infrastructure. Section 29B of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 sets out the functions and powers of the Council. The Council is an independent entity, which has an arrangement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with respect to the provision of secretariat services.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    6 November 1995

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Julie-Anne Schafer 18 December 2018 17 December 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Michael Borsky QC 18 February 2021 17 February 2024
Member Ms. Katrina Groshinski 18 February 2021 17 February 2024
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