31 May 2018: The National Wind Farm Commissioner was appointed by the Australian Government in late 2015 in response to community concerns about wind farms. At that time, the Government said it would review the role in 2018. The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, asked the Authority to conduct the review of the role of the National Wind Farm Commissioner, in response to that undertaking.

The Authority was asked to consider to what extent the Commissioner is fulfilling its terms of reference, the ongoing need for the role, its scope and possible models for funding.

Research report

Full report (PDF – 1.3 Mb) | (Word – 1.8 Mb)

Fact sheet on the Review (PDF – 420 Kb)

Media release

Terms of Reference for the Review

National Wind Farm Commissioner(Opens in a new tab/window)


The Authority thanks those stakeholders that contributed to the review.


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