Utilities Technical Codes - Australian Capital Territory


You may need to comply with one or more of these codes if you intend to operate or maintain a regulated utility service in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A regulated utility may connect residents, businesses and other utilities with services including:

  • electricity
  • gas
  • water
  • sewerage disposal
  • dams
  • other services that do not fall directly within the above services.

Technical codes may relate to practices, standards or other matters associated with operating and maintaining utility networks, including:

  • quality of services
  • health and safety requirements
  • construction and maintenance standards
  • who may conduct work on the network
  • requirements of utility meters.

Please be aware that these codes are updated on a regular basis. The Agency advises you to contact them in the first instance to find out what level of compliance (if any) may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Contact details

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