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 (DEPW).
List of electricity licence fees
The fees and charges under the Electricity Act 1994 and Electricity Regulation 2006 are calculated using the Queensland Government’s fee unit model introduced in 2022. Refer to Schedule 7 of the Electricity Regulation 2006 and the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Amendment Regulation 2023 for the current value of a fee unit.
Both application and annual fees increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2023, the fees increased by 3.4% in line with the Queensland Government’s indexation policy. In some cases, the actual increase is slightly more or less than 3.4% due to the application of DEPW's rounding policy.
Application fees for electricity licences (current financial year)
Type of authority
|Fee Unit (A)||Value of a Fee Unit (B)||$ Fee (from 1 July 2023) (A x B)|
Amendment of authority/special approval
Transfer of authority/special approval
Annual fees for electricity licences (current financial year)
The annual electricity licensing fees are non-regulated fees and therefore are not subject to the fee unit model.
Type of authority
|Annual fee (excl. GST)|
Generation authority – up to 50MW
Generation authority – 51MW-100MW
Generation authority – 101MW-200MW
Generation authority – 201MW-500MW
Generation authority – 501MW-1000MW
Generation authority – 1001MW-2000MW
Generation authority – 2001MW-3000MW
Generation authority – 3001MW plus
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- Last reviewed: 30 Jun 2023
- Last updated: 30 Jun 2023