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Register as a Trader in the NEM

This page provides an overview of the processes and tasks required to register as a Trader in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Category and classification

To confirm you are registering in the correct category for the NEM, visit Electricity Market Participants.

Registration documents

These are the forms and documents needed to register as a Trader.

Application form

The Application for Registration in the NEM form must be completed to register as a Trader. The form provides further details about what is required for registration and should be read in conjunction with the NEM Registration Checklist.

If you receive a ‘please wait’ notification when you click through to the application form, you may need to upgrade your version of Adobe Reader. If you still get the ‘please wait’ message, follow these steps:

  1. With the message display, right-click and save the form.
  2. Go to the location where the document has been saved and open the document.
  3. The ‘please wait’ message may still display, but it will now show an option to ‘enable all features’ at the top of the message. Click on the ‘enable all features’ button.
  4. The form will display.

Registration guide

The NEM Registration Checklist provides a detailed overview of the information requirements for registration.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined on the NEM Fees and charges page.

Supporting documents

These documents and information need to be supplied either with your application form, or beforehand, as they support your application for registration.

Settlement Residue Auctions (SRAs) eligibility

To participate in Settlement Residue Auctions as a Trader, you must first meet the eligibility criteria for registration as a Trader, and you must provide evidence that you are a ‘wholesale client’ (not a retail client) as defined in clause 761G(4) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The following guide is designed to help applicants assess what information they must provide.

SRA participation form

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete the following form to participate in the SRA and be eligible for registration as a Trader.

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