Register in the Short Term Trading Market

This page outlines the requirements for registering as a participant in the Short Term Trading Market (STTM).

Anyone who ships gas to, or withdraws gas from, a transfer point in the STTM hubs in Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane, must register as a trading participant – either as a shipper, a user or both.

STTM shippers must also register for the Gas Bulletin Board (GBB), while STTM users must register in the relevant gas retail market.

Shippers and users are the only two registrable capacities in the STTM, as defined in NGR Part 15A. In the NGR Part 20 certain allocation agents and operators of facilities that connect directly to STTM hubs must also register information with AEMO. Facilities include STTM pipelines, STTM production facilities, STTM storage facilities and STTM distributors.

Part 15A of the National Gas Rules (NGR) contains the registration and eligibility criteria that new applicants should familiarise themselves with before applying to register. The information contained here is for guidance only and is no substitute for reading and understanding the NGR and STTM procedures.

Registration documents

These are the documents needed for registration.

Supporting documents

These documents need to be supplied with your application form, or beforehand, as they support your application for registration in the STTM.

Credit support

Participants in the STTM may need to provide credit support to AEMO. All financial guarantees must be in the prescribed format. AEMO recommends you get guarantees checked by AEMO before execution, by emailing a draft copy to prudentials@aemo.com.au.

The Credit support management guide contains information on AEMO’s credit support processes and participant obligations.

Trustee deed

Where the Applicant is acting in a trustee capacity, they must complete and return the following Trustee Deed form. No changes can be made to the Trustee Deed other than the completion of details where highlighted.

When completing the form, a number of fields will update automatically when printed. To update the fields without printing, please press <Ctrl> + ‘P’ to simulate printing, then press <Esc> to return to the document without printing.

Recipient-created tax invoices (RCTI)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEMO has adopted digital and remote ways of working to protect our people and critical operations. During this time, applicants can sign and exchange electronically.

Fees and charges

Participants must pay a fee to register; these are outlined in the latest gas  markets fee schedule.

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