Queensland gas legislation
Gas Supply Act 2003
- a business licensing regime for distributors of reticulated natural gas
- powers to ensure sufficiency of gas supply to essential services and other priority customers in the event of a shortage of natural gas supply to an area
- rights and responsibilities of gas distributors carrying out gas infrastructure work in publicly controlled areas such as roads
- ensuring the interests of customers are protected through the development and approval of industry codes, such as the Gas Distribution Network Code, which is administered by the Queensland Competition Authority.
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
The Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (PDF, 3MB) regulates the technical and safety aspects of gas production, transmission, distribution and use and deals with licensing of gas transmission pipelines.
Learn more about petroleum and gas safety.
National Gas (Queensland) Act 2008
The National Gas (Queensland) Act 2008 (PDF, 343KB) applies the National Gas Law (NGL) and National Gas Rules in Queensland. The gas law and rules regulate third-party access to natural gas pipelines and establish the short term trading market and a bulletin board for information on natural gas services. The gas law and rules are available on the Australian Energy Market Commission website.
As of 1 July 2015 and the commencement of the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) in Queensland, the retail sale of gas is authorised by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) under the National Energy Retail Law. Further details can be found on the AER website.
Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006
The Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006 (PDF, 516KB) gives small energy customers a timely, effective, independent and just way of referring disputes about matters involving energy entities, and having the disputes investigated and resolved.
Learn more about the Act, and about the Energy and Water Ombudsman Regulation 2007 (PDF, 299KB), on the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland website.