icon-energy Prepayment meter system code

  • Project Released: 10 May 2004
  • Project Closes: 08 Mar 2005
  • Contact: Nathan Petrus


In 2004, the Commission commenced consideration of the establishment of a consumer protection and regulatory reporting framework for prepayment meter systems. It is a condition of licence that any electricity or gas retailer can apply to the Commission for approval of a prepayment metering system.

Initial work undertaken by the Commission included a study undertaken by KPMG to identify consumer issues with prepayment meters and the development of a consultation code for prepayment meters, both of which were released for stakeholder consultation.


Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Draft
  • Submissions
  • Final


The prepayment meter system code was made in May 2005 following wide ranging consultation. Any retailers offering energy by way of prepayment meter must comply with the Code.