Offshore Pipeline Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to construct, alter or operate an offshore petroleum pipeline. A petroleum pipeline is a pipe or system of pipes used to convey petroleum. This includes any storage tanks or ancillary works associated with the pipeline.

This licence applies to pipelines that are constructed offshore. If you intend to construct or operate an onshore petroleum licence, you will require a different petroleum pipeline 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 details of the proposed design, construction, size and capacity of the pipeline;
  • Provide details of the technical qualifications of you and your employees;
  • Provide a plan with the proposed route of the pipeline and proposed pumping and tank stations;
  • Provide a proposed pipeline management plan;
  • Provide evidence of the your technical and financial capacity to construct and operate the proposed facilities;
  • Include information on how the pipeline operations will not interfere with other users of the sea to a greater extent than necessary; and
  • Pay any required fees.

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





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

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Pipelines) Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Executive Director
Department of Mines and Petroleum

Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9222 3291

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