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COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group

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Australian, state and territory governments agree that hydrogen presents an opportunity for Australia to lead in the emerging global market for low and zero emissions energy.

Read the Australia’s hydrogen opportunity transcript

Developing a national hydrogen strategy

The COAG Energy Council established the Hydrogen Working Group to develop a national strategy to:

  • build a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry
  • position Australia’s hydrogen industry as a major global player by 2030

Chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, the working group is:

  • developing the national strategy
  • coordinating the approach to projects that support hydrogen industry development

Workstreams and activities

To develop the strategy the working group will:

  • conduct public consultation
  • work closely with industry, experts, end users, and environment and community groups
  • carry out domestic kick-start projects to help build momentum for hydrogen in Australia
  • explore hydrogen topics such as exports, transport, the gas network, industrial users, electricity systems, research and development, safety and innovation

Read about the projects, plan and timeline to develop the strategy in the National Hydrogen Strategy and Workplan on the COAG Energy Council website.


We issued a discussion paper in March 2019 to encourage conversation about Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry. Read the discussion paper and submissions on our Consultation hub.

We released 9 issues papers for consultation in July 2019. Read the issues papers and submissions on our Consultation hub.

Our role

We support the working group by coordinating the activities of the Australian and state and territory governments in developing the strategy. We also support the working group’s Steering Committee and Stakeholder Advisory Panel.

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Governments are supporting a world-first project to produce hydrogen in Victoria for export to Japan

Last updated: 30 September 2019

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