Regulated Utility Service Operating Certificate - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this certificate if you provide, or propose to provide, a regulated utility service, but do not need to be licensed under legislation. A regulated utility service includes:

  • small or medium scale electrical generation
  • the supply of electricity from an electricity network to premises
  • the supply of gas from a gas network to premises
  • owning, leasing or subleasing a registrable dam
  • the provision of a district energy service
  • operation of a light rail transport.

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Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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


An operating certificate is in force for the term stated in the certificate.


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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Act 2014 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Utilities (Technical Regulation) Regulation 2017 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


An unlicensed regulated utility must apply to the technical regulator for an operating certificate. An application must include information about the utility's:

  • capacity to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of regulated utility services
  • promotion of the long-term serviceability of regulated utility networks and regulated utility services
  • promotion of design integrity and functionality of regulated utility networks
  • capacity to ensure the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of regulated utility networks and regulated utility services to protect the following: the public, people working on regulated utility networks and regulated utility services, property near regulated utility networks and regulated utility services, and the environment.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Contact details

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