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Fees for gas distribution authorities

You must pay an application fee when you apply for a gas distribution or retail licence, This is a requirement under the Gas Supply Act 2003.

If you are issued with a licence or authority, you must pay an annual fee to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

You must also pay a fee to transfer or amend a licence.

List of fees

Below is a consolidated list of fees and charges, provided as a guide only. For further details, please refer to the Gas Supply Act 2003 and Gas Supply Regulation 2007.

Application fees

Type of authority Application fee
Application for distribution authority {{ pass_36808 }}
Amend a distribution authority {{ pass_36809 }}
Transfer a distribution authority {{ pass_36811 }}
Renew a fixed term distribution authority Nil
Surrender a distribution authority Nil
Late payment fee for an annual distribution fee (payable after the day on which payment is required) {{ pass_36813 }}

2019–20 annual fees

Annual fee
Distribution 
If the total length of pipelines operated or maintained under the authority immediately before a financial year starts is less than 100 kilometres {{ pass_36806 }}

Otherwise, the annual distribution fee for a financial year is the amount worked out using the formula:

DF = {{ pass_36807 }} x P/TP

where:

  • DF is the annual distribution fee, in dollars.
  • P is the length in kilometres of pipelines operated or maintained under the authority immediately before the financial year started.
  • TP is the total length in kilometres of all pipelines operated or maintained under any distribution authority immediately before the financial year started.
Refer to formula

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