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Electricity regulation and licensing

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) regulates and monitors policy and legislation affecting Queensland's electricity industry.

The main legislation governing Queensland's electricity industry is the Electricity Act 1994 (the Act), and the Electricity Regulation 2006.

Under the Act, the regulator issues authorities (licences) for generating, transmitting and distributing electricity in Queensland.

This guide outlines electricity regulation and licensing laws in Queensland.

We are reviewing Queensland's energy laws. Find out more about the energy legislation review and how to participate.