The Port of Melbourne has made a rebalancing application to the Essential Services Commission to vary the port's prescribed service tariffs from 1 July 2021. The commission must now decide whether to approve the port’s proposal.

Our process

We are required to assess the application against a legal framework that is in line with the Pricing Order requirements. We will review this application from December 2020 to March 2021. First, we will prepare an interim decision, then we will make a final decision. While we do this, we want to hear from port users and other stakeholders on the port's application.

This pricing review is relevant to the port's direct and indirect users, including all Victorian consumers who purchase imported goods. If it is approved, the prices will apply from 1 July 2021.

The Port of Melbourne's application is available on this page.

How to participate

We want feedback from Port of Melbourne customers and stakeholders at each stage of the process to inform our decision-making.

At this stage, Port of Melbourne has submitted its price proposal so we are currently seeking your feedback on it until 1 February 2021.

Next steps

After the consultation on what the port proposes is closed, we will prepare and release an interim decision. We will then consult with you on this interim decision before releasing a final decision.

Have your say

You can have your say on the port's application on this page through these four channels. Submissions close 1 February 2021.

Collection notice

As part of making a submission, we may need you to provide personal information, such as your name, email address, town of residence and postcode. We may use this information to send you updates about this review.

Our policy is to publish all submissions on the Essential Services Commission website. This process may involve publishing your personal information (your name, not your address). You can request anonymity by selecting the relevant tickbox.

We may also collect personal information when you email us with a query. Aside from exceptions in relevant privacy legislation, we will not use or disclose the information you provide for any purpose other than to progress and respond to your query.

You have the right to access personal information we hold about you. We may ask you to pay a small fee for this. You can also request that we correct your personal information in our records at no charge.

Requesting anonymity

You can request anonymity by selecting the relevant tickbox on this page. Depending on the circumstances, requesting anonymity may affect the weight we can give to your submission. Information that influences our decisions generally needs to be disclosed so stakeholders can understand the reasons for our findings.

Read more information about our submissions policy.

About us

The Essential Services Commission is an independent regulator that promotes the long-term interests of Victorian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. We regulate Victoria’s energy, water and transport sectors, and administer the local government Fair Go Rates system.