Energy Retailer Authorisation - Tasmania


You will require this authorisation if you intend to engage in the retail sale of electricity. This includes supply of electricity to premises that are connected, or are to be connected, to the interconnected national electricity.

You will not require this authorisation if you only sell electricity to an authorised retailer or someone who holds a licence to sell electricity in the Bass Strait Islands. Nor will you require this authorisation if you are the owner of a caravan park, shopping centre or other building and you buy electricity from an authorised retailer then onsell it to your tenants. Further exemptions may be available.

This authorisation is in place to ensure that energy providers are complying with relevant rules and legislation and therefore customers' rights are being protected, with respect to price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply of energy. Authorised retailers details, and any application for authorisation are published in a public register so that customers can compare all electricity offers in their area to check if they are receiving the best offer for their needs.

It is advised that you consult the Contact Officer prior to and while preparing an application.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authorisation you must:

  • have sufficient organisational and technical capacity
  • have sufficient financial resources or access to resources
  • be a suitable person to hold a retailer authorisation.

You can apply as an individual or as a member of a partnership or joint venture. If you are applying as a partnership or joint venture, you must satisfy specific criteria. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A retailer authorisation does not expire. It will continue until it is surrendered or revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Energy Retailer Authorisation - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

National Energy Retail Law (Tasmania) Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

National Energy Retail Law (Tasmania) Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application enquiries directly with the Agency. Applications must be submitted both in writing and electronically via email.

Approval time

The Agency aim to make a decision within 12 weeks of receiving all relevant 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:

Enquiries, 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 4422
Website: Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (Opens in new window)