Electricity Review Board

The Electricity Review Board has the functions conferred on it under the Electricity Industry Act 2004 and Gas Services Information Act 2012.

The Electricity Review Board can be established when an application is received to:

  • review a decision of the Economic Regulation Authority or the Minister for Energy in relation to regulated electricity networks covered by the Electricity Industry Act 2004
  • determine whether orders should be made against a participant for a contravention of the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules or the Gas Services Information Rules following the completion of an investigation by the Economic Regulation Authority; and
  • consider reviewable decisions made by the Coordinator of Energy, the Australian Energy Market Operator, System Management or the Economic Regulation Authority.

When an application for review is received, the Attorney General selects a legal practitioner from a panel of legal practitioners to take on the role of Presiding Member. The Presiding Member selects two experts from a panel of experts. These three Members constitute the Board.

Panel Members

The following members were appointed to the Electricity Review Board Panels for the period 8 September 2020 – 7 September 2024.

Panel of Legal Practitioners

  • Ms Donna Charlesworth
  • Ms Eva Lin
  • Mr Michael Sweeney
  • Mr Scott Ellis
  • Mr Simon Adams

Panel of Experts

  • Mr Mark Johnston
  • Ms Sally McMahon
  • Mr Simon Orme
  • Mr Warren Harding

Administrative support and the financial management of the Electricity Review Board are provided by the Energy Disputes Arbitrator. As the Board does not hear appeals against the Arbitrator, its administrative accountability to the Arbitrator does not constrain or impair its independence.

Immunity is conferred on any member of the Review Board for an act or omission, in good faith and in the exercise of official powers or functions.

The Board may, at any one time, be constituted as different groups of panel members to hear and make determinations on any number of separate matters.

Information on reviews undertaken by the Electricity Review Board are provided in the table below.

Year of application Reference number
2019 1/2019
2017 1-7/2017
2016 1/2016
2010 1/2010 & 2/2010
2008 3/2008
2008 2/2008
2008 1/2008
2005 2005
2004 2004
2000 2000



Page reviewed 30 June 2021