Gas Industry Licences - Victoria


You will require a licence if you intend to operate in the gas industry in Victoria. There are two types of gas industry licences:

  • gas distribution
  • gas retail.

Exemptions may be granted by an Order published in the Victorian Gazette to allow prescribed port services to be carried out without a licence.

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

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, must prove that you:

  • have the technical capability to maintain the licence
  • are financially viable and have access to sufficient financial resources.

You must also submit the application in the approved format and attach all relevant information as set out in the attached guidance notes.

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


As indicated on the licence.


30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

There is no application fee for these licences. However, you will be required to pay a yearly licence fee. This licence fee is determined by the Agency.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Gas Industry Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Gas Industry Act 2001 Victoria

Application process


Every application must be accompanied by a statutory declaration, confirming the accuracy and completeness of all information provided in the application.

Administering agency

Essential Services Commission

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:

Licensing Officer

Essential Services Commission

Operating address: Level 37
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9032 1300
Phone: 1300 664 969
Fax: 03 9032 1303
Website: Essential Services Commission (Opens in new window)