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The Essential Services Commission (Commission) is the independent economic regulator of essential services in South Australia with the primary objective of protection of the long-term interests of consumers.

The Commission has regulatory functions in a range of essential services including water, sewerage, electricity, gas, rail and maritime services.

The Commission also has a general advisory function on economic matters.

The Commission adds benefit to the South Australian community by ensuring that consumers of regulated services are adequately protected and that entities are accountable for their services, while not imposing unnecessary regulatory costs and burdens. Our robust, independent advice to Government informs, and provides an evidence base for, policy making and public consideration of economic and regulatory issues.