Abandoned Tank Notification - Australian Capital Territory


You must notify the agency if you are in control or management of an underground, partially underground or fully mounded tank that was used to store flammable gases/liquids, which:

  • has not been used in the past 2 years
  • has ceased operation and will not be used to store flammable gases/liquids in the future.

The tank/storage system must be either be removed, or if removal is not reasonably practicable, made safe with no risk to health and safety. It may be impractical to remove a tank due to the proximity to surrounding structures or there is pipe work above an underground tank.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.


Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

WorkSafe ACT

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