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Gas Activity Licences - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to carry out a gas activity. Gas activities include:

  • gas infrastructure activities
  • selling of gas by retail
  • any other activities prescribed by legislation.

Gas licences are split into:

  • gas infrastructure licenses
  • gas retail licences.

Gas infrastructure licences authorise the licence holder to undertake construction, installation, maintenance, alteration and operation of gas distribution systems and transmission pipelines.

Gas retail licences authorise the licence holder to undertake retail sale of gas.

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 licence, you must:

  • be a body corporate or a partnership of two or more body corporates
  • be deemed suitable to hold the licence by the agency
  • demonstrate you can comply with the obligations of licence holders.

When your suitability to hold the licence is being assessed by the agency, they will consider your:

  • previous commercial and other dealings and the standard of honesty and integrity you showed in those dealings
  • financial, technical and human resources
  • officers (and, if applicable, major shareholders) previous commercial and other dealings and the standard of honesty shown in those dealings.

If you intend to apply for a gas infrastructure licence, you will also need to:

  • have all other needed permits or authorisations to carry out your gas infrastructure activities
  • hold a certificate that demonstrated you have or will have the ability to safely distribute or transmit gas.


Up to 25 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Approval time

40 business days


You may be able to transfer your licence.

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.