15-year No-coverage Determination - New South Wales


If you intend to construct a new gas pipeline, or construction has already commenced, you may apply for this determination if you want to have a 15-year period where no economic sanctions are placed on your gas pipeline.

The Agency considers applications for coverage or revocation of coverage of pipelines and for greenfield pipeline incentives. The Agency will make its recommendation on the outcome of your application to the appropriate Minister who will then make a determination.

The Agency is also able to make decisions on the classification of natural gas pipelines and the form of regulation to be applied to a covered pipeline.

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 determination you must provide the following:

  • a short description, and map, that identifies your pipeline and its route along with a website address where this information is available
  • a statement detailing why your project should be seen as the development of an undeveloped area
  • estimates of expenditure that has, or will be, incurred during the pipelines construction and details of how these estimates were calculated
  • estimates of the pipelines capacity and the extent to which you, and any associates, will utilise the pipeline
  • a statement of the services you will provide through the pipeline
  • a statement of the location your pipeline will serve and other sources of natural gas available
  • a statement detailing all existing, and proposed, pipelines within 100km of the course of your pipeline
  • estimates of the reserves of natural gas that your pipeline will serve
  • estimates of demand along the route of your pipeline
  • the identity and interests of all parties involved in your pipeline
  • a statement of whether it is feasible to expand the capacity of your pipeline and, if so, an explanation of how this would be conducted and the cost involved
  • an estimate of annual cost of operating the pipeline
  • any other information you consider is relevant to your application.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for 15-year No-coverage Determination for Proposed Pipeline - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

National Gas (NSW) Act 2008 New South Wales

Application process


Any person may apply to cover a pipeline and any person may apply to revoke coverage of a pipeline. In both cases, the applications must be:

  • made to the Agency in accordance with the Rules
  • contain information required by the Rules
  • must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

An electronic application should be emailed to Enquires.

Approval time

The Agency is subject to a general time limit of four months for makings its recommendations and determinations.

Administering agency

National Competition Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


National Competition Council

New South Wales
Operating address: Casselden
Level 17
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 250
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 099 470
Email: info@ncc.gov.au
Website: National Competition Council (Opens in new window)