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Oil and gas transmission pipelines located within NT land and inland water areas and operating at above 1050 kPa are administered under the Energy Pipelines Act. Where these pipelines are located in the 3 nautical mile strip of NT coastal waters the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (NT) applies.

Applications for NT land and inland waters licences are invited under Section 13 of the Energy Pipelines Act and for the 3 nautical mile strip of NT coastal waters Section 64 of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (NT) apply for grant of a licence.

Consideration of an application for the grant of a licence shall take into account the adequacy of the pipeline management plan relative to the whole of the pipeline licence area applied for, the applicant's technical and financial ability to undertake the work, and the geological rationale on which the application is based.

Applicants should make themselves aware of the existence of any areas which have the potential to restrict licence grant such as the requirements to comply with the terms of the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act and the Native Title Act

Note also that special conditions apply to applications over parks and reserves declared under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act or the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Lodgement of Applications

Applications, together with supporting documentation, are required to be lodged on the approved form and accompanied by the application fee.

Acceptable payment methods include:

  • Personal cheque, Australian bank cheque or Money Order made payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies;
  • Visa, or MasterCard charge; EFTPOS;
  • Direct Debit (please call +61 8 8999 5263 for the current account number); or
  • Cash payment (only available for applications that are lodged in person).

Applications to be addressed to:

Department of Mines and Energy ,
5th Floor Centrepoint Building, 48-50 Smith Street DARWIN NT 0800 or
GPO Box 4550, DARWIN NT 0801
Attention: Director of Energy

Please note there are areas within the Northern Territory where no applications are accepted, refer to the Titles Information System.

Further information can be obtained from the Team Leader Energy Operations Group, on telephone +61 8 8999 5460.

Oil and Gas Pipelines Licensed Under the Energy Pipelines Act

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