Application for 15-year No-coverage Determination for Proposed Pipeline - Victoria


If you intend to construct a new pipeline, or construction has already commenced, you may apply for this determination if you want to have a fifteen year period where no economic regulations are placed on your gas pipeline.

This application is part of a national scheme to assist with the development of Australian gas pipeline infrastructure.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 determination you must provide:

  • a short description, and map, that identifies your pipeline and its route along with a website address where this information is available
  • a statement detailing why your project should be seen as the development of an undeveloped area
  • estimates of expenditure that has, or will be, incurred during the pipelines construction and details of how these estimates were calculated
  • estimates of the pipelines capacity and the extent to which you, and any associates, will utilise the pipeline
  • a statement of the services you will provide through the pipeline
  • a statement of the location your pipeline will serve and other sources of natural gas available
  • a statement detailing all existing, and proposed, pipelines within 100km of the course of your pipeline
  • estimates of the reserves of natural gas that your pipeline will serve
  • estimates of demand along the route of your pipeline
  • the identity and interests of all parties involved in your pipeline
  • a statement of whether it is feasible to expand the capacity of your pipeline and, if so, an explanation of how this would be conducted and the cost involved
  • an estimate of annual cost of operating the pipeline
  • any other information you consider is relevant to your application.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for 15-year No-coverage Determination for Proposed Pipeline - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008 Victoria

Administering agency

National Competition Council

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:

National Competition Council

Operating address: The Tower
Level 35
360 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 250
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 099 470