Electricity Industry Licences - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require a licence if you intend to carry out electricity supply operations. This includes the following activities related to electricity:

  • Generation;
  • Transmission;
  • Distribution;
  • Retailing in the Bass Strait Islands; or
  • Undertaking other operations involving supply.

Please note that a licence is not required for the retailing of electricity to another licensed retailer, the retailing of electricity generated by certain specified power stations of historic significance, or the generation of electricity by all generators with a capacity of 5 megawatts or less.

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:

  • Submit the required form and specified information;
  • Identify the applicant's officers and major shareholders;
  • If generating electricity, contain details of the generating plant, identify the transmission system or distribution network to which the plant will connect too;
  • If transmitting electricity, details of the transmitting system and any proposed connections;
  • If distributing electricity, details of the distribution network and the area that it covers;
  • If retailing electricity in the Bass Strait Islands, details of the business; and
  • Pay the required fee.

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


A term cannot exceed 10 years.



Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.



Application for an Electricity Industry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 2008 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Gas and Electricity
Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Operating address:
Level 3
21 Murray Street
Mailing address:
GPO Box 770


03 6166 4297

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