Queensland gas legislation

Gas Supply Act 2003

The Gas Supply Act 2003 and Gas Supply Regulation 2007 regulate the supply and sale of reticulated covered gases. The Act covers:

  • a business licensing regime for distributors of reticulated covered gases
  • powers to ensure sufficiency of gas supply to essential services and other priority customers in the event of a shortage of covered gases 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 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 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 from the Australian Energy Market Commission.

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. Visit AER for further details.

Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006

The Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006 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.

To learn more about the Act, and about the Energy and Water Ombudsman Regulation 2022, visit Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland.