Licence to Distribute Gas in Western Australia - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to construct, alter, operate or maintain a gas distribution system in a supply area in Western Australia. 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(s) or part of a supply area(s) in which you may operate. A list of supply areas is available on 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 needed, make alterations to that system
  • operate and maintain the system.

This licence does not authorise you to sell gas. You will need a separate licence to sell gas to small use customers (those customers who use less than 1 terajoule of gas each year). However, you will not need a licence to sell gas to customers who use more than 1 terajoule of gas each year.

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:

  • have the financial and technical resources to undertake your intended activities
  • 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
  • ensure your intended activities are not contrary to the public interest.


Up to 21 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

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.