Utilities Technical Codes - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You may be required to comply with one, or more, of the utilities technical codes if you intend to operate or maintain a regulated utility service in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A regulated utility may connect residents, businesses and other utilities with services including:

  • Electricity;
  • Gas;
  • Water;
  • Sewerage disposal;
  • Dams; or
  • Prescribed regulated utility services that do not fall directly within the above services.

Technical codes may relate to practices, standards or other matters associated with operating and maintaining utility networks, including:

  • Quality of services;
  • Health and safety requirements;
  • Construction and maintenance standards;
  • Who may conduct work on the network; and
  • Requirements of utility meters.

Please be aware that these codes are updated on a regular basis. The Agency advises that you contact them in the first instance to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Act(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries
Environment and Planning Directorate


Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Dickson
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
GPO Box 158
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

132281

Phone:

02 62071923
environment@act.gov.au

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