From 1 January 2016, the esaa secretariat ceased operating. The change follows a decision by the member companies of the esaa, Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA) and the Energy Networks Australia to reorganise and rationalise their representative associations to better reflect the changes underway in the energy industry:

  • The merchant, non-network energy businesses commenced a new association, the Australian Energy Council. The ERAA has merged into this new organisation.  
  • The Energy Networks Australia continues to serve its network members and engage with stakeholders, however it has also absorbed responsibility for Grid Australia’s activities on behalf of the electricity transmission sector.

From 1 January 2016, the esaa became jointly owned and managed by the Australian Energy Council and the Energy Networks Australia and its Board now consists of representatives of the Australian Energy Council and the Energy Networks Australia.

The Energy Networks Australia is led by its Chief Executive Andrew Dillon, while the Australian Energy Council is led by Sarah McNamara as its Chief Executive.

For energy industry information please see the Energy Networks Australia and/or Australian Energy Council websites:


To contact Energy Networks Australia:

Phone: +61 (0)3 9103 0400
Address: Unit 5, Level 12, 385 Bourke St,
Melbourne VIC 3000


Australian Energy Council

To contact the Australian Energy Council:

Phone: +61 (0)3 9205 3100
Address: Level 14, 50 Market Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000