Licensing

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The Commission is responsible for administering the licensing regime that applies to gas entities, as established in the Gas Act 1997 (Gas Act). It is responsible for issuing, varying or transferring licences to participants in the gas supply industry where those participants engage in:

  • the distribution of gas
  • the retailing of gas - limited to Liquid Petroleum Gas retailers

Summary of licensing requirements

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Natural Gas

Distribution of gas

A distribution licence may be required from the Commission for entities who operate whole or part of a gas distribution system. A distribution licence may be required from the Commission for entities who operate whole or part of a gas distribution system.

Retailing of gas

A retail licence may be required from the Commission for entities who sell reticulated LPG to customers.

Where retailers operate in the national market, a retail authorisation or exemption is required from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Refer: www.aer.gov.au

If you currently provide or intend to provide any of these services, you should contact us to discuss possible licensing requirements under Division 1 of the Gas Act. Refer to the Licence applications page for further information.

For information on the fees applicable to your licence refer to Licence fees.