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Offshore Pipeline Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to construct or operate an offshore pipeline for conveying petroleum. An offshore pipeline includes a pipe or system of pipes located on a seabed within South Australian coastal waters.

Licence holders are authorised to operate and maintain the pipeline to which their licence relates. If your licence is granted for a proposed pipeline, you will be authorised under this licence to construct or complete the construction of the relevant pipeline.

You may need additional authorisation if the relevant pipeline is located, wholly or partly, on land within South Australia or extends outside of South Australia.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A pipeline licence can only be held:

  • by a body corporate
  • in respect of a transmission pipeline or proposed transmission pipeline owned by a body corporate.


21 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7500.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $100.00

Annual fee per km. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Application process


Applications can only be made in response to an invitation for a permit over vacant acreage through the acreage release process.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Energy Resources Division

Contact details

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