This will be our first inquiry to assess the use of market power in setting and reviewing land rents at the Port of Melbourne. It covers the period 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2019.
Port of Melbourne market rent inquiry 2020
Scope and process paperSeptember 2019
Draft reportJanuary 2020
Public forumFebruary 2020
Final reportJune 2020
This is our first inquiry to assess the possible misuse of market power in setting and reviewing land rents at the Port of Melbourne. It covers the period 1 November 2016 to 30 October 2019.
Read more about our role in administering the Port of Melbourne regulatory regime.
In this inquiry, we will consider whether the Port of Melbourne has:
- market power in relation to the process for setting and reviewing land rents
- exercised market power in a way that causes material detriment to Victorian consumers (a misuse of market power).
If we find there has been a misuse of market power, we may make recommendations on possible economic regulation to the Assistant Treasurer.
As part of this inquiry, we will consider the:
- process used to set and review land rents
- Port of Melbourne’s compliance with this process
- extent to which the land rents paid are ultimately passed through to Victorian consumers.
Send us feedback on our scope and process paper by 25 October 2019
We encourage you to provide written submissions addressing the questions in this paper and any other information relevant to the review. This may include suggestions on our approach and commentary on our understanding of the market.
While all relevant information is welcome, submissions need only address those questions or issues you feel is relevant to your experience in the land rental market at the Port of Melbourne.
We invite written submissions through Engage Victoria. To view our Engage page and information on how to make a submission, please visit Engage Victoria at
View our scope and process paper
The purpose of this scope and process paper is to provide stakeholders with the information they need to share their views on the land rental market at the Port of Melbourne.