A petroleum facility licence is required to construct and operate a petroleum facility.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Petroleum facility
is defined in section.17 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
- Petroleum facility land
is defined in section.439 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
- Petroleum facility licence
provides that its holder may, on petroleum facility land for the licence, construct or operate the petroleum facility the subject of the licence.
If an offer of a petroleum facility licence is sent to the applicant by the minister, the applicant may be required to pay the first year's licence fee and a security deposit, if the applicant accepts the offer.
A petroleum facility licence may be transferred (see Part 10 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, if you are a holder of the petroleum facility licence and you are a party to the transfer.
- complete prescribed form PA-05A available on the department's website:
- submit to the address stated on the application form with the prescribed fee. All the requirements, including attachments, as detailed in the prescribed form must be met, or must accompany, the application form.
Up to a maximum of 30 years from the date of the petroleum facility licence. The minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 may renew the licence at their discretion.
See Pipeline and facility licences in other resources below.
You can apply for a petroleum facility licence electronically using the MyMinesOnline system on the Business Queensland website. Alternatively you may complete an application form and submit the any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.
A petroleum facility licence cannot be granted until an environmental authority is issued. To obtain an environmental authority, contact the department. A security may be required, along with the first years licence fee for the petroleum facility licence, by the minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Mining and Petroleum Operations
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Queensland)
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