Electricity Industry Licences - Tasmania


You will need this licence to generate, transmit or distribute electricity in Tasmania or retail electricity in the Bass Strait Islands.

You will also need an electricity retailer authorisation from the Australian Energy Regulator to retail electricity in Tasmania outside of the Bass Strait Islands.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Your licence may be renewable. A term cannot exceed 10 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
General Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please review the attached document or use the contact details for more information.

Act(s) name

Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Application process


To obtain your licence you must:

  • submit the completed application form and specified information
  • identify the applicant's officers and major shareholders
  • if generating electricity, contain details of the generating plant, identify the transmission system or distribution network to which the plant will connect to
  • if transmitting electricity, details of the transmitting system and any proposed connections
  • if distributing electricity, details of the distribution network and the area that it covers
  • if retailing electricity in the Bass Strait Islands, details of the business
  • pay the required fee.

Additional information

There are certain situations where you may not need this licence. Please refer to section 5 of the regulations for more information.

Administering agency

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

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:

Gas and Electricity

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Operating address: Level 3
21 Murray Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 770
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 4297
Email: office@economicregulator.tas.gov.au
Website: Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (Opens in new window)