Gas Licence - South Australia


Under the Gas Act 1997, a licence is required for operations in the gas supply industry. These operations include: distribution and retail operations. Certain licence exemptions exist under the relevant Regulations.

Service type


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


Determined on a case-by-case basis.


2019-2020 fees:
Application Fee: $1000
Annual Licence Fee: Determined based on the licence granted.

Contact the Commission for details.

Additional information

Applicants will be required to:

  • provide all the information requested in the form;
  • detail their identity;
  • detail the nature/scope of operations for which a licence is sought;
  • provide sufficient information to enable ESCOSA to assess their suitability;
  • satisfy ESCOSA that the applicant can meet relevant licence conditions; and
  • pay the fee.

Applicants must show they have the technical capacity to comply with licence conditions.

Licence applicants must also demonstrate their financial capacity to ESCOSA. In general, ESCOSA will be satisfied with the financial capacity of an applicant for an electricity retail licence, if the applicant can demonstrate that it either:

  • has a long term credit rating of BBB or greater with Standard and Poor???s or Moodys; or
  • the applicant is registered as a Market Participant by AEMO; or
  • has operated as a licensee and held a retail licence in another jurisdiction for at least 2 years.

Administering agency

Essential Services Commission of South Australia

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:


Essential Services Commission of South Australia

South Australia
Operating address: Level 1
151 Pirie Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2605
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Toll Free: 1800 633 592 Mobile phones and SA only
Phone: 08 8463 4444
Website: Essential Services Commission of South Australia (Opens in new window)

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