Transmission authority - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to become a transmission entity that operates a transmission grid (high voltage electricity lines) and / or connects a transmission grid to another transmission grid.

A transmission entity is a person who holds a transmission authority.

Service type


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


The expiry date usually reflects the economic life of the transmission grid


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1897.40

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $20454.70

Annual fee. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $176.02

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


In deciding whether to issue an authority or special approval, the Act requires the Regulator to consider a set of clearly defined criteria and, in most cases, to conduct a public consultation process about the application.

Approval time

Due to public consultation requirements and the high volume of applications we receive, it may take at least 4 months until you are advised of an outcome.

Administering agency

Department of Energy and Public Works

Contact details

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