Electricity Industry Licences - Tasmania


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

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To grant the licence, the regulator must be satisfied that the applicant:

  • is a suitable person to hold the licence
  • will generate the appropriate quality of electricity and have the necessary capacity for transmitting or distributing electricity, or whichever is relevant to the application
  • meets any specially imposed or otherwise prescribed requirements.


Licences are granted for a term up to 10 years and may be renewable.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
General Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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.

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.