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Review of Queensland’s energy legislation

Queensland's energy sector is transforming as a result of technological developments, changing consumer roles and growing environmental concerns. Some of these developments were not imagined when Queensland's energy laws were first written.

We are reviewing the state's energy laws to examine whether they are fit-for-purpose and to assess if legislative amendments are required to guide future positive outcomes for Queensland's consumers and economy.

The review will examine the following state-based legislation:

The review does not examine other state-based, federal and applied national energy laws, but looks at how well state-based legislation operates in conjunction with these to promote the long term interests of consumers. 

The review does not directly look at the price of energy. Rather, the review will evaluate the regulatory framework and identify opportunities for improvement with the goal of improving appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency. For example, the review will look at pricing and cost mechanisms to ensure they are efficient, and that the energy sector’s potential is realised by facilitating new technologies and innovation.

An Issues Paper has been released which explains the changes occurring in the energy sector and how these are impacting Queensland's energy laws. We want to know your thoughts on the matters discussed in the paper.

Please read the issues paper below before providing your submission:

Written submissions

You can provide your feedback by:

  • email to with the subject line: Review of Queensland Energy Legislation Issues Paper – [your name]
  • post to:
    Review of Queensland Energy Legislation Issues Paper
    Energy Industry Policy – Strategic Futures
    Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
    PO Box 15456, City East Qld 4002

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Submit your response now. Closes 19 June 2018, 05.00pm.

Last updated
 8 May 2018

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