NBN legislation and regulation
This page provides links to the key legislative and regulatory reforms associated with the National Broadband Network (NBN).
- Legislative framework for NBN Co Limited
Information on the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 and Access Act, which sets out the regulatory regime to ensure the NBN operates as a open access, wholesale-only and non-discriminatory network
- Telecommunications Act Parts 7 and 8 requirements and exemptions
Description of the operation of the arrangements under Parts 7 and 8 of the Telecommunications Act and information on exemptions from the arrangements.
- Structural separation of Telstra
Details of the separation framework established under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010 for the structural separation of Telstra
- Fibre in new developments
Information on the Australian Government’s policy and legislation to support the deployment of fibre to the premises in new developments and information for people building new houses
- Regulatory measures to facilitate the rollout of next-generation broadband
Information on other regulatory measures to facilitate the rollout of optical fibre networks
- Universal Service Policy in the NBN environment
Information on the reforms to the universal service obligation and other telecommunications safeguards, including the establishment of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency
- National Relay Service
A telephone access service that assists people with a hearing or speech impairment or who are deaf to contact anyone in the wider telephone network.