Electricity Act 1994 - Queensland


The Act sets a regulatory framework for electricity industry participants that promotes efficient, economical and environmentally sound electricity supply and use and establishes a competitive electricity market in line with national reforms.

The Act provides for a system of authorisations of entities which may be involved in electricity generation, transmission, distribution and retail (sale).

It sets out the conditions under which these entities operate and provides a framework for a competitive electricity market.

The Act regulates the operations of the industry and, for that purpose, gives certain powers to the Regulator and to authorised persons.

Commercial, technical and environmental obligations and considerations relating to the supply and use of electricity are also provided for in the legislation, including obligations in relation to energy efficiency and performance of electrical equipment.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Electricity Regulation 2006

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

  • The National Electricity Rules which govern the competitive National Electricity Market are available from the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC).

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Government owned electricity entities are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 which also sets out some of the functions, powers and obligations of these corporations in addition to the provisions in the Electricity Act 1994.


For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Energy and Water Supply


Energy Sector Regulation

Contact details

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

Energy Networks and Regulation

Operating address: Energy Networks and Regulation
Level 3, 41 George Street
BRISBANE Queensland 4000
Mailing address: PO Box 15456
City East
Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 43 87