Directlink delivers electricity between the New South Wales and Queensland NEM regions. Directlink consists of 3 parallel high voltage direct current transmission lines, each approximately 63 kilometres long, with converter stations at Bungalora and Mullumbimby. While geographically located in NSW, Directlink effectively delivers electricity between New South Wales and Queensland due to its position in the transmission network. Directlink has capacity to deliver 180 megawatts into the AC network in either state.


Directlink is a triple DC link of 180 megawatt capacity which extends 63 kilometres from Bungalora to Mullumbimby in New South Wales.


Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Regulatory status

Regulated under the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules.

Next regulatory review

On 31 January 2024, Directlink submitted its Revenue Proposal for the 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2030 (2025–30) regulatory period to the AER. In preparing the Revenue Proposal a series of meetings were established where many stakeholders were invited to participate and share their views and preferences on the Directlink interconnector and how it should operate in the future. Stakeholder input was instrumental in helping to improve Directlink’s understanding of the needs and expectations of different consumer segments. The engagement material can be found here:

Co-creation workshop held on 31 August 2023

Stakeholder meeting #1 – future of Directlink held on 11 September 2023

Stakeholder meeting #2 – Capital expenditure held on 11 October 2023

Stakeholder meeting #3 – Operating expenditure and other building blocks held on 8 November 2023

Stakeholder meeting #4 – proposal overview held on 4 December 2023


A fact sheet and overview have been prepared for customers and stakeholders to provide summary of the 2025-30 Revenue Proposal.

We welcome customers and other stakeholders’ views on the Revenue Proposal. Please share your views with us by emailing [email protected]

The full revenue proposal can be found here.

The AER will make its final determination in April 2025.

Required documentation

Further information is available on the AER website.

Regulatory Investment Test – Transmission
Stakeholder Engagement

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