Gas Industry Licences - Tasmania


You will require a licence if you intend to either:

  • construct or operate a gas distribution system
  • sell gas by retail
  • undertake other large-scale activities involving gas that are licensed under the legislation.

These licences cover activities involving natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or any other gaseous fuel approved by the legislation.

Depending on the scope of your intended activities you may not require this licence if you already possess a licence under gas pipeline legislation.

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

To be eligible for a gas industry licence, you must lodge an application in writing and pay any required fees. Please note that only a body corporate or a partnership of two or more body corporates may apply for a licence.

In assessing your application, the following will be considered:

  • previous commercial and other dealings and the standard of honesty and integrity shown in those dealings
  • financial, technical and human resources that are available
  • the officers, and if applicable, major shareholders.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on these and any other requirements.


Retail licences remain valid for a term not exceeding 10 years. Distribution licences remain valid for a term not exceeding 25 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Gas pipeline licence (operations): $10,000; Gas distribution licence (operations): $30,000; Gas retail licence: $10,000.

Act(s) name

Gas Act 2000 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Gas (Safety) Regulations 2014 TAS

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.


Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

Operating address: Level 5
111 Macquarie Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 770
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 4422