The Port of Melbourne (Consolidated Group) operates under a regulatory framework which took effect on 1 July 2016. The regulatory framework is set out in the:
- Port Management Act 1995 (Vic)
- Pricing Order issued by the Governor in Council
- May 2020 amendment to the Pricing Order.
The regulatory framework primarily relates to Prescribed Services, which include channel services, berthing services, short term storage and cargo marshalling facility services and other services that allow access or use of port infrastructure.