Fees for gas distribution authorities

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

If you are issued with an authority, you must pay an annual fee to the Department of Energy and Public Works.

You must also pay a fee to transfer or amend the authority.

List of 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 the Gas Supply Act 2003, the Gas Supply Regulation 2007 and the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Regulation 2022 for the current value of a fee unit.

Application fees (current financial year)

Type of authority

Fee Unit (A)

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

Application for distribution authority

407.60

$1.025

$417.80

Amend a distribution authority

121.95

$1.025

$125.00

Transfer a distribution authority

407.60

$1.025

$417.80

Renew a fixed term distribution authority

Nil

Nil

Nil

Surrender a distribution authority

Nil

Nil

Nil

Late payment fee for an annual distribution fee (payable after the day on which payment is required)

121.95

$1.025

$125.00

Annual fees (current financial year)

Distribution

Fee Unit (A)

Value of a Fee Unit (B)

$ Fee (from 1 July 2022) (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

812.60

$1.025

$832.90

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

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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