Fees for gas distribution authorities
If you are issued with an authority, you must pay an annual fee to the Department of Energy and Public Works (DEPW).
You must also pay a fee to transfer or amend the authority.
List of fees
The fees and charges under the Gas Supply Act 2003 and the Gas Supply Regulation 2007 are calculated using the Queensland Government's fee unit model introduced in 2022. Refer to 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 (current financial year)
Type of authority
Fee Unit (A)
|Value of a Fee Unit (B)||$ Fee (from 1 July 2023) (A x B)|
Application for distribution authority
Amend a distribution authority
Transfer a distribution authority
Renew a fixed term distribution authority
Surrender a distribution authority
Late payment fee for an annual distribution fee (payable after the day on which payment is required)
Annual fees (current financial year)
Fee Unit (A)
Value of a Fee Unit (B)
$ Fee (from 1 July 2023) (A x B)
If the total length of pipelines operated or maintained under the authority immediately before a financial year starts is less than 100 kilometres
Otherwise, the annual distribution fee for a financial year is the amount worked out using the formula:
DF = $69,493.43 (excl. GST) x P/TP
Refer to formula
- Read more about electricity licence fees in Queensland.
- Last reviewed: 30 Jun 2023
- Last updated: 10 Oct 2023