Offshore Pipeline Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to construct, alter or operate a petroleum pipeline in NSW. A petroleum pipeline is a pipe or system of pipes used to transport petroleum. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast.

This licence will allow you to operate, commence or continue construction, alteration or reconstruction of a:

  • pipeline;
  • secondary line or water line
  • pumping station, tank station or value.

Please be aware that the Agency may place conditions on your licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must provide:

  • proposed design, construction, size and capacity of the pipeline
  • proposals of the work and expenditure in respect of the construction of the pipeline
  • evidence of technical qualifications and advice available
  • evidence of the financial resources available
  • evidence of any agreements entered into, or proposed to be entered into, for or in relation to the supply or conveyance by means of the pipeline
  • a plan, drawn to an approved scale, of the route to be followed by the pipeline, the sites of pumping stations, tank stations and valve stations to be used in connexion with the pipeline and the site of any pumping station, tank station or valve station that you intend to be declared to be a terminal station on connexion with the pipeline
  • the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licence remains in force for a period of up to 21 years.



Annual fee for each kilometre, or part of a kilometre, of the length of the pipeline as at the beginning of the year concerned.


For related corporations.




Offshore Pipeline Licence - You should discuss your intent to apply with the Agency.



You must lodge your application in the approved form accompanied by any relevant fees.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources

Operating address:
516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address:
PO Box 344
Hunter Regional Mail Centre
NSW 2310


02 4931 6666

Toll Free:

1300 736 122


02 4931 6790


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