You will require this licence if you intend to construct or use infrastructure facilities for offshore petroleum recovery. An infrastructure licence only applies for activities which can not be covered by a production licence.
An environmental plan must be in force before any activity can be carried out. Furthermore, operations must stop immediately if a new or increased environmental risk is identified.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- Provide a proposal of technical and commercial arrangements associated closely with any production licence (either granted or anticipated);
- Provide a development schedule;
- Provide evidence of the applicant's technical and financial capacity to construct and operate the proposed facilities;
- If requested, provide data and reports from environmental surveys;
- Provide the proposed infrastructure development plan;
- Include information on how the combined production and infrastructure operations will not interfere with other users of the sea to a greater extent than necessary; and
- Pay the prescribed fees.
It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you abide by any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency, such as approval of Diving Project Plans and Safety Management Systems.
All tenements issued under the Act can be varied and transferred to another party with the approval of the Minister. With the approval of the Minister, dealings (agreements assigning interests to other parties and creating agreements) are also registered against tenements.
Indefinite term. However, the licence is terminated if no operations are undertaken within 5 years.
Fees for 2016-17.
Application for an Offshore Petroleum Infrastructure Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Please submit application and all other details with the relevant Authority, from whom further details are available.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Energy and Earth Resources
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2010 (Victoria)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulations 2011 (Victoria)
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