Petroleum facility licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a petroleum processing, refining, storage or transport facility if your facility is not already covered by a petroleum lease or pipeline licence.

A petroleum facility licence (PFL) will give you the right to construct and operate the facility on 'petroleum facility land'.

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 a petroleum facility licence, the land must be land you own or over which you have:

  • an easement
  • a written agreement with the landowner to enter to construct and operate the pipeline
  • a Part 5 permission.

If an offer of a petroleum facility licence is sent to the applicant by the minister, the applicant may be required to pay the first year's licence fee and a security deposit, if the applicant accepts the offer.


Up to 30 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5053.02

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

Annual licence fee:

  • per area of 2km squared or less - $3,441.82
  • per area of 2km squared or more - $1,718.26.

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


If the petroleum facility needs to be built on private land, you will need to negotiate with the landowner. These discussions will usually result in the creation of an easement on private land in return for some form of compensation.

If the landowner refuses to negotiate with you, or refuses you easement access, you can apply for a Part 5 permission (described at the end of this page).

You can apply for a petroleum facility licence electronically using the MyMinesOnline system on the Business Queensland website. Alternatively you may complete an application form and submit any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.

A petroleum facility licence cannot be granted until an environmental authority is issued. To obtain an environmental authority, contact the department. A security may be required, along with the first years licence fee for the petroleum facility licence.

Transfer process


A petroleum facility licence may be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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