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Home > Electricity > Electricity Licence Application Form and Application Fee
Electricity Licence Application Form and Application Fee

The Regulator has approved an Electricity Licence Application Form (Version 5) to be completed by the person making an application to the Regulator for the issue of a licence to authorise the operation of generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity in Tasmania, or retail of electricity on the Bass Strait Islands (BSI).

In accordance with Regulation 9 of the Electricity Supply Industry Regulations 2008,Licence Applicants are required to pay an application fee of 330 fee units.

The value of a fee unit is adjusted each year in accordance with the Fee Units Act 1997. The value of a fee unit is available from Treasury's website.

Retailing in Tasmania from 1 July 2012

On 1 July 2012, the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) was implemented in Tasmania. From that date, a person who wishes to retail electricity in any participating jurisdiction, which includes Tasmania (except for retailing on the BSI), will need to apply to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a national retailer authorisation (or exemption).

To assist applicants in understanding the process for obtaining energy retailer authorisations, the AER has developed a guideline which explains the procedures to be followed when assessing an application and the information that will be required.

AER Retailer Authorisation Guideline

Please note that the NECF is not applicable to customers on the BSI and thus the retail of electricity on the BSI and the licensing of such activity continue to be under the jurisdiction of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator.

This page was last updated on 17 May 2017 by the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (OTTER). Questions concerning its content can be sent by mail to GPO Box 770, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7001 or by email to or by telephone to (03) 6166 4422.

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