National Hydrogen Strategy - request for input

Closed 28 Mar 2019

Opened 1 Mar 2019

Feedback updated 14 Jan 2020

We asked

The COAG Energy Council Working Group released a discussion paper on 1 March 2019. This paper sought to encourage conversations about Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry. In particular, we sought feedback on key policy questions presented in the discussion paper.

You said

We received 118 submissions (29 of which were confidential) from government, business, academia, non-government organisations and individuals.

Read the submissions.

We did

We analysed the submissions and engaged with experts from industry, academia and community groups to help analyse the feedback. This enabled us to develop nine thematic issues papers to explore the topics further and inform the development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy.

Published responses

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Australian, state and territory governments agree that hydrogen has a key role to play in Australia’s future as global demand for hydrogen is increasing. Australia has a natural advantage as a hydrogen supplier, but will need to develop capabilities to make, move, store and use hydrogen.

The COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group is seeking public input to help inform Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy.

Discussion paper

Our discussion paper is designed to encourage conversations about Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry. The paper outlines hydrogen’s potential as a clean fuel and our approach to developing the strategy. It also identifies key policy questions.

Supporting information

You can also review a selection of the recent Australian reports on hydrogen in the related links below.

Why we are consulting

Your feedback at this early stage will inform our thinking and influence the direction of our strategy.


Our survey allows you to provide input by answering any or all of the key policy questions or uploading a written submission.

Comments and submissions will be published on Consultation Hub unless you clearly indicate that you would like your comments to be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage comments and submissions that can be made public, so transparent and evidence-based policy decisions can be made.

What happens next

More consultation opportunities and discussion papers to be announced in coming months. An indicative timeline of consultation activities can be found in the discussion paper.

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  • Commonwealth Government departments and agencies
  • Industry
  • General public
  • University researchers


  • Renewables
  • Hydrogen
  • Low emissions energy