Changes to WIC Act
See important information regarding changes to Water Industry Competition Act.
Current regulatory framework
The Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WIC Act) commenced on 8 August 2008. The WIC Act, among other things, sets out when a licence is required, the procedures for applying for a licence, how licences and licence fees are determined, and how licences are audited and enforced. The WIC Act is supported by the Water Industry Competition (General) Regulation 2021 (WIC Regulation) which sets out the matters a licence application must address, standard licence conditions, codes of conduct for licensees and the retailer of last resort provisions.
The regulatory instruments applicable to the water licensing regime established by the WIC Act are set out below.
- Water Industry Competition Act 2006
- Water Industry Competition (General) Regulation 2021
- Water Industry Competition Amendment Act 2021
- Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) - Volume 3 of the National Construction Code
- Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG)
- Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR)