Oil and gas 

We develop policy, regulations and interventions to support Australia’s oil and gas industry and supply.

Oil and gas are known as petroleum resources. Petroleum is a naturally occurring mixture of either liquid or gas hydrocarbons. 

Regulating oil and gas

Securing Australian domestic gas supply

We are ensuring that Australian manufacturers, electricity generators, businesses and households continue to have access to internationally competitive gas prices.

Offshore oil and gas

We regulate offshore oil and gas activities in Australian Commonwealth waters. 

Taxes, royalties and export controls on minerals and petroleum

Companies that extract mineral and petroleum resources must pay taxes and royalties. Companies who export minerals must meet requirements.

Oil and gas sector opportunities

2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

There are 10 areas available for offshore oil and gas exploration. Bidding will close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 March 2023.

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

See NOPTA's interactive map presenting the geographical offshore locations of active titles that exist in Australian territorial waters.