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The ERA was established by the Economic Regulation Authority Act 2003. This Act gives us the function to carry out economic inquiries and other functions under the following Acts of Parliament:

The ERA's Act also allows for the ERA to be given functions under other Acts of Parliament. The enactments that currently have effect are:

The ERA administers the following codes that regulate the conduct of utility service providers:

The following pieces of legislation allow the ERA to recover funding from the industries we regulate:

Other legislation:

A full list of legislation applying to the ERA is also contained in the ERA's annual report.

Page last updated: 07 Feb 2024