Gas Codes - Amendments

​​​​​Gas Retail Code

August 2017

On 14 June 2017 and 10 July 2017 Aurora Energy Pty Ltd made requests to the Regulator for amendments to the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code.

  Aurora Request to Amend Gas Retail Code (10 July 2017)   (418Kb)

  Aurora Request to Amend Gas Retail Code (14 June 2017)   (375Kb)

The Regulator published a Consultation Notice on 17 August 2017 inviting submissions. Submissions on the Consultation Notice closed at 5.00pm on 15 September 2017. Tas Gas Retail Pty Ltd advised the Regulator that it supported the amendments. The Regulator received a submission from Aurora, and subsequently amended the Code as proposed on 19 October 2017.

  Aurora Submission on Gas Retail Code (21 September 2017)   (185Kb)

The Regulator also made minor administrative amendments to the Gas Retail Code and the Gas Distribution Code to refer to the new AS ISO 19600:2015 Compliance Management Systems - Guidelines.

The current version of the Gas Retail Code is here​.

August 2015

The Regulator published a revised version of the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code (Version 6, effective 7 August 2015) to introduce minor administrative amendments to Schedule 2 to clarify reporting requirements of retailers with respect to gas disconnections.

As the amendments were determined to be ‘administrative’, no formal consultation was undertaken and the amendments were ‘fast-tracked’. Interested parties were notified of the amendments, once approved, in accordance with the Code provisions.

October 2012

The Regulator sought comment on proposed amendments to the Regulatory Reporting Guideline, the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code and Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code to make consistent arrangements with respect to the frequency of regulatory reporting by licensees across the electricity, gas and water and sewerage sectors. The Regulator prepared a Consultation Paper to assist interested parties in making submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on 26 October 2012.

The Regulator received the following two submissions as part of the consultation process:

  TasGas Networks Submission Gas Codes October 2012   (508Kb)

  Transend Submission Gas Codes October 2012   (379Kb)

After considering the submissions received, the Regulator issued revised versions of the Regulatory Reporting Guideline (Version 2, November 2012), the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code (Version 5, 23 November 2012) and Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code (Version 5, 23 November 2012).

December 2010

The Regulator made minor administrative amendments to the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code, the Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code to reflect amendments to the Gas Act 2000, including changing the name of the statutory office of the 'Director of Gas' to 'Regulator'.

As the amendments were determined to be ‘administrative’, no formal consultation was undertaken and the amendments were ‘fast-tracked’. Interested parties were notified of the amendments, once approved, in accordance with the Code provisions.

Version 4 of the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code was issued effective 2 December 2010.

March 2009

The Director of Gas invited submissions on the Gas Codes Consultation Paper which proposed amendments to the Gas Retail Code and the Gas Distribution Code to expand the scope of annual return requirements for gas entities. Consultation closed 8 April 2009.

The following submissions were received:

  Aurora Energy Submission Gas Codes April 2009   (19Kb)

  TasGas Networks Submission Gas Codes April 2009   (23Kb)

The Director's determination was reflected in the amended Gas Retail Code (Version 3) which took effect 7 July 2009.

December 2008

The Director of Gas undertook a review of the three Tasmanian gas codes: the Gas Retail Code, the Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code, through release of a Gas Codes Review Consultation Paper proposing amendments to the three gas codes.

Submissions on the proposed amendments closed on 13 February 2009. The following submissions were received:

  Powerco Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (29Kb)

  TRUenergy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (19Kb)

  Aurora Energy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (16Kb)

  Option One Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (613Kb)

  Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (948Kb)

The Director made a Final Determination on the amendments. The amended Gas Retail Code (Version 2) took effect 23 March 2009.

January 2002

The Regulator, in anticipation of the appointment by the State of a retailer and a distributor of natural gas, developed certain foundation regulatory instruments with the assistance of the State.

With the State’s bid process underway, the Regulator invited submissions on the following draft Licences and Codes:

  Gas Distribution Licence Consultation Draft December 2001   (24Kb)

  Gas Retail Licence Consultation Draft December 2001   (25Kb)

  Gas Distribution Code Consultation Draft December 2001   (55Kb)

  Gas Retail Code Consultation Draft December 2001   (88Kb)

The Regulator prepared a paper to assist persons making submissions.

  Background Paper on Draft Gas Codes and Licences December 2001   (73Kb)

Submissions received are listed below.

Following the termination of the tender process in September 2002 and alterations to the market structure, the regulatory instruments were extensively re-worked.

​Date of receipt​Interested Person

​Confidential Material

(the register notes whether any additional confidential material was provided with the submission)

​18/12/2001   Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Submission Draft Gas Codes and Licences December 2001   (11Kb)​No
​08/01/2002   Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (2Mb)​No
​16/01/2002   Hobart Water Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (3Mb)​No
16/01/2002   Master Plumbers Association Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (28Kb)​No
​17/01/2002​Electricity Ombudsman​This information is available on request by contacting the Office on 6233 6323


Version 1 of the Gas Retail Code was issued 15 July 2003.

Gas Distribution Code

August 2017

In August 2017, and whilst progressing amendments to the Gas Retail Code, the Regulator also made minor administrative amendments to the Gas Distribution Code to refer to the new AS ISO 19600:2015 Compliance Management Systems - Guidelines.

As these amendments were considered administrative in nature, consultation with respect to the revisions was not required to be undertaken and the amendments were ‘fast-tracked’. Interested parties were notified of the amendments, once approved, in accordance with the Code provisions.

The current version of the Gas Distribution Code is here​.

October 2012

The Regulator sought comment on proposed amendments to the Regulatory Reporting Guideline, the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code and Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code to make consistent arrangements with respect to the frequency of regulatory reporting by licensees across the electricity, gas and water and sewerage sectors. The Regulator prepared a Consultation Paper to assist interested parties in making submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on 26 October 2012.

The Regulator received the following two submissions as part of the consultation process:

  TasGas Networks Submission Gas Codes October 2012   (508Kb)

  Transend Submission Gas Codes October 2012   (379Kb)

After considering the submissions received, the Regulator issued revised versions of the Regulatory Reporting Guideline (Version 2, November 2012), the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code (Version 5, 23 November 2012) and Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code (Version 5, 23 November 2012).

December 2010

The Regulator made minor administrative amendments to the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code, the Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code to reflect amendments to the Gas Act 2000, including changing the name of the statutory office of the 'Director of Gas' to 'Regulator'.

As the amendments were determined to be ‘administrative’, no formal consultation was undertaken and the amendments were ‘fast-tracked’. Interested parties were notified of the amendments, once approved, in accordance with the Code provisions.

Version 4 of the Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code was issued effective 2 December 2010.

March 2009

The Director of Gas invited submissions on the Gas Codes Consultation Paper which proposed amendments to the Gas Retail Code and the Gas Distribution Code to expand the scope of annual return requirements for gas entities. Consultation closed 8 April 2009.

The following submissions were received:

  Aurora Energy Submission Gas Codes April 2009   (19Kb)

  TasGas Networks Submission Gas Codes April 2009   (23Kb)

The Director's determination was reflected in the amended Gas Distribution Code (Version 3) which took effect 7 July 2009.

December 2008

The Director of Gas undertook a review of the three Tasmanian gas codes: the Gas Retail Code, the Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code, through release of a Gas Codes Review Consultation Paper proposing amendments to the three gas codes.

Submissions on the proposed amendments closed on 13 February 2009. The following submissions were received:

  Powerco Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (29Kb)

  TRUenergy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (19Kb)

  Aurora Energy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (16Kb)

  Option One Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (613Kb)

  Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (948Kb)

The Director made a Final Determination on the amendments. The amended Gas Distribution Code (Version 2) took effect 23 March 2009.

January 2002

The Regulator, in anticipation of the appointment by the State of a retailer and a distributor of natural gas, developed certain foundation regulatory instruments with the assistance of the State.

With the State's bid process underway, the Regulator invited submissions on the following draft Licences and Codes:

  Gas Distribution Licence Consultation Draft December 2001   (24Kb)

  Gas Retail Licence Consultation Draft December 2001   (25Kb)

  Gas Distribution Code Consultation Draft December 2001   (55Kb)

  Gas Retail Code Consultation Draft December 2001   (88Kb)

The Regulator prepared a paper to assist persons making submissions.

  Background Paper on Draft Gas Codes and Licences December 2001   (73Kb)

Submissions received are listed below.

Following the termination of the tender process in September 2002 and alterations to the market structure, the regulatory instruments were extensively re-worked.

Date of receipt​Interested PersonConfidential Material
(the register notes whether any additional confidential material was provided with the submission)​
​18/12/2001   Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Submission Draft Gas Codes and Licences December 2001   (11Kb)​No
​08/01/2002   Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (2Mb)​No
​16/01/2002   Hobart Water Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (3Mb)​No
​16/01/2002   Master Plumbers Association Submission Gas Codes and Licences January 2002   (28Kb)​No
​17/01/2002​Electricity Ombudsman​This information is available on request by contacting the Office on 6233 6323


 Version 1 of the Gas Distribution Code was issued 15 July 2003.

Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code

December 2010

The Regulator invited submissions on proposed amendments to the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code. Submissions closed 5.00pm, 31 January 2011.

The Regulator prepared a Consultation Paper to assist interested persons in making submissions. The Regulator did not receive any submissions and subsequently amended the Code as proposed. Version 5 of the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code was issued, effective 4 March 2011.

Administrative amendment

The Regulator made minor administrative amendments to the Tasmanian Gas Retail Code, the Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code to reflect amendments to the Gas Act 2000, including changing the name of the statutory office of the 'Director of Gas' to 'Regulator'.

As the amendments were determined to be ‘administrative’, no formal consultation was undertaken and the amendments were ‘fast-tracked’. Interested parties were notified of the amendments, once approved, in accordance with the Code provisions.

Version 4 of the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code was issued effective 2 December 2010.

December 2008

The Director of Gas undertook a review of the three Tasmanian gas codes: the Gas Retail Code, the Gas Distribution Code and the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code, through release of a Gas Codes Review Consultation Paper proposing amendments to the three gas codes.

Submissions on the proposed amendments closed on 13 February 2009. The following submissions were received:

  Powerco Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (29Kb)

  TRUenergy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (19Kb)

  Aurora Energy Submission Gas Codes Review February 2009   (16Kb)

  Option One Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (613Kb)

  Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources Submission Gas Codes Review January 2009   (948Kb)

The Director made a Final Determination on the amendments. The amended Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code (Version 3) took effect 23 March 2009.

May 2005

In May 2005 the Director of Gas proposed to amend the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code.
Formal notice of the Regulator’s intention, including background, details of the proposal and reasons, was given to assist the making of submissions.

The Director of Gas subsequently amended the Gas Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code by Notice on 11 July 2005.

December 2003

On 17 December 2003, the Regulator released, for public comment, a draft Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code for the Tasmanian natural gas industry. The Regulator sought submissions in relation to the draft code and the Regulator's Office prepared a background paper to assist persons wishing to make submissions.

After consideration of submissions, the Regulator issued the Tasmanian Customer Transfer and Reconciliation Code, effective 20 July 2004.

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