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History of ESS Rule changes

Discussion papers on final ESS Rule changes, draft ESS Rule versions and public submissions can be downloaded via the links in the table below. 

These documents are only a guide and are not intended for any official ESS purposes. Older versions of the ESS Rule can be found at the Scheme Administrator’s website

Rule changeNew version of ESS Rule in effect from:ESS Rule with tracked changes from previous version (for guidance only)Discussion paper - final changes madeDraft Rule for public consultation released onConsultation paper - draft Rule changesPublic submissions
202214 April 2023DownloadDownload12 October 2022DownloadDownload
2021a1 August 2022DownloadDownloadN/AN/AN/A
2020-2128 February 2022DownloadDownload23 June 2021DownloadDownload
2019-2030 March 2020DownloadDownload24 July 2019DownloadDownload
2017-1820 April 2018DownloadDownload8 December 2017


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Download Appendix C

2016-1728 April 2017DownloadDownload25 November 2016


Download final

2015-1615 April 2016DownloadDownload6 November 2015DownloadDownload
2013-141 June 2014N/ADownload30 October 2013


Download consultation