In addition to regulating and monitoring policy and legislation affecting Queensland's electricity industry, the department also manages compliance for electricity and gas licensing, fuel price reporting and biofuels, such as E10.
- Monitor electricity and gas license holders and engage with potential licence applicants to ensure they understand the application process and their legislative responsibilities
- Monitor levels of compliance and performance against licence conditions to identify possible trends that may require future support and compliance actions
- Support the mandatory reporting of fuel prices by retailers to help motorists find the cheapest fuel prices in their local areas
- Mandate biofuels sales to assist industry investment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles
- Continuous improvement of biofuels compliance information, intelligence management and operational procedures.
Find out more about our compliance activities in our Energy compliance plan 2020-21 (PDF, 117.0KB).
The department administers a number of Acts and regulations for energy, including:
- Electricity Act 1994
- Electricity-National Scheme (Queensland) Act 1997
- Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006
- Gas Supply Act 2003
- Gladstone Power Station Agreement Act 1993
- Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984
- National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Act 2014
- National Gas (Queensland) Act 2008
- Nuclear Facilities Prohibition Act 2007
Last reviewed 30 June 2020