Onshore Pipeline Licence - South Australia


You will require this licence to construct or operate an onshore transmission pipeline.

A transmission pipeline is a pipeline for conveying petroleum or another regulated substance from near its place of production to another place, or to a place where it is to be stored in a natural reservoir or a pipeline system for that purpose.

A pipeline includes a part of a pipeline, tanks, machinery and equipment associated with the operation of a pipeline.

You will be entitled under this licence to operate and maintain the transmission pipeline to which your licence relates. If your licence is granted for a proposed transmission 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 a seabed within South Australian coastal waters.

You may need additional authorisation if the relevant pipeline extends outside South Australia.

Please contact the agency for more information.

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.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


21 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $4755.00 -
Apply Licence All $4022.00

Minimum annual fee (unless $405 per square kilometer of the total licence area is greater).

Renew Renewal All $2378.00 -
Vary Variation All $2378.00 -


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Pipeline Licence - Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with the agency, accompanied by the following information:

  • technical details of the pipeline
  • the type and location of tanks, plant, equipment, machinery and other infrastructure relevant to the pipeline
  • information on any public or private interest that may be affected by the grant of the pipeline licence
  • an environmental impact report and draft statement of environmental objectives (unless an existing statement applies).


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Energy Resources Division

Department for Energy and Mining

Operating address: Level 4
11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 320
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8463 3000
Email: DEM.Petroleum@sa.gov.au