15-year no-coverage determination - Queensland


If you intend to construct a greenfields pipeline project, you may apply for this determination to commence a 15-year period during which the status of the pipeline will not be subject to economic regulation under the National Gas Law.

A greenfields pipeline project is:

  • a pipeline that is to be structurally separate from an existing pipeline (whether or not it is to traverse a route different from the route of an existing pipeline)
  • a major extension to an existing pipeline that is not a covered pipeline
  • a major extension to a covered pipeline by means of which light regulations services are provided, if that extension is exempted by the Australian Energy Regulator under section 19.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Due to the complex nature of the application process, please refer to the gas guide for detailed information.


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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 enquiries.

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

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