Gas Industry Licences - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require a licence if you intend to:

  • Construct or operate a gas distribution system;
  • Sell gas by retail; or
  • Undertake other large-scale activities involving gas that are licensed under the legislation.

These licences cover activities involving natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or any other gaseous fuel approved by the legislation.

Depending on the scope of your intended activities you may not require this licence if you already possess a licence under gas pipeline legislation.

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 a gas industry licence, you must lodge an application in writing and pay any required fees. Please note that only body corporates or partnerships of two or more body corporates may apply for a licence.

In assessing your application, the following will be considered:

  • Previous commercial and other dealings and the standard of honesty and integrity shown in those dealings;
  • Financial, technical and human resources that are available; and
  • The officers, and if applicable, major shareholders.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on these and any other requirements.


Retail licences remain valid for a term not exceeding 10 years. Distribution licences remain valid for a term not exceeding 25 years.



Gas pipeline licence (operations): $10,000; Gas distribution licence (operations): $30,000; Gas retail licence: $10,000.

Administering agency

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Act(s) name

Gas Act 2000 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Gas (Safety) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Operating address:
Level 5
111 Macquarie Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 61664422

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