Licence to Distribute Gas in Western Australia - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to construct, alter, operate or maintain a gas distribution system in a supply area. A gas distribution system is a system of pipelines, mains and gas service pipes designed to transport gas to customers.

Your licence will specify the supply area or supply areas, or part of a supply area in which you may operate. A list of supply areas is available from the Agency website.

This licence will authorise you to:

  • construct a distribution system and transport gas through that system
  • transport gas through an existing distribution system and, where required, make alterations to that system
  • operate and maintain the system.

Please note that this licence does not authorise you to sell gas. A separate licence is required to sell gas to small use customers (those customers who use less than 1 terajoule (Tj) of gas each year). No licence is required to sell gas to customers who use more than 1 terajoule (Tj) of gas each year.

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.


Exemptions may apply.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • provide details of the business activities you intend to undertake in the gas industry
  • provide details of the methods or standards you propose to apply in supplying gas
  • detail the nature and extent of the construction, alteration, operation or maintenance of the distribution system you intend to operate
  • provide any other information the Authority requests
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 21 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Energy Coordination Act 1994 Western Australia

Administering agency

Economic Regulation Authority

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 Officer

Economic Regulation Authority

Operating address: Level 4, Albert Facey House
469 Wellington Street
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8469
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 6557 7900
Fax: 08 6557 7999