Electricity licence fees

You must pay an application fee if you wish to conduct activities that require an electricity licence (i.e. generation authority, transmission authority, distribution authority or special approval).

This is a requirement under the Electricity Act 1994.

Once a licence has been issued, you must then pay an annual fee to the Department of Energy and Public Works.

List of electricity licence fees

The Queensland Government is introducing a new Fee Unit Model (the model) under Queensland Treasury’s Principles for Fees and Charges policy. The model changes the mechanism for how fees are updated annually to reflect indexation.

Below is a consolidated list of fees and charges based on the model. For further details, refer to Schedule 7 of the Electricity Regulation 2006 along with the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Regulation 2022 for the current value of a fee unit.

Application fees for electricity licences (current financial year)

Type of authority

Fee Unit (A) Value of a Fee Unit (B) $ Fee (from 1 July 2022) (A x B)

Generation authority

1,790.00

$1.025

$1,834.75

Distribution authority

1,790.00

$1.025

$1,834.75

Transmission authority

1,790.00

$1.025

$1,834.75

Special approval

522.75

$1.025

$535.80

Amendment of authority/special approval

NIL

NIL

NIL

Transfer of authority/special approval

166.05

$1.025

$170.20

Annual fees for electricity licences (current financial year)

Type of authority

Fee Unit (A) Value of a Fee Unit (B) $ Fee (from 1 July 2022) (A x B)

Generation authority – up to 50MW

385.15

$1.025

$394.80

Generation authority – 51MW-100MW

767.85

$1.025

$787.05

Generation authority – 101MW-200MW

1,541.75

$1.025

$1,580.30

Generation authority – 201MW-500MW

3,857.50

$1.025

$3,953.95

Generation authority – 501MW-1000MW

7,718.00

$1.025

$7,910.95

Generation authority – 1001MW-2000MW

15,437.05

$1.025

$15,823.00

Generation authority – 2001MW-3000MW

23,159.10

$1.025

$23,738.10

Generation authority – 3001MW plus

30,879.15

$1.025

$31,651.152

Distribution authority

19,299.60

$1.025

$19,782.10

Transmission authority

19,299.60

$1.025

$19,782.10

Special approval

385.15

$1.025

$394.80

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