Offshore clean energy infrastructure - proposed framework

Closed 28 Feb 2020

Opened 3 Jan 2020


The Australian Government is developing a regulatory framework to enable the exploration, construction, operation and decommissioning of offshore wind and other clean energy technologies and associated infrastructure in Commonwealth waters (beyond three nautical miles from the coast).

Proposal for comment

We have developed a discussion paper and process map outlining the proposed regulatory framework. The proposal brings together the Australian Government's experience in regulation of other sectors with best practice for offshore energy regulation overseas.

Please provide your feedback on the proposal by 28 February 2020 to Submissions will not be published.

Information sessions

Information sessions will be held on 10 February in Perth and 20 February in Melbourne. Presentations will start at 10:30 am and run for approximately two hours. These sessions will take a seminar format with opportunity for Q&A.

Please register for:

 Space is limited and entry may be limited to registered attendees.



  • Offshore petroleum exploration and production companies
  • Energy industry (including industry bodies)
  • Governments and institutions
  • Local Governments in regions along the coast of the acreage release areas
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) with an interest in environmental management and wildlife protection
  • Businesses
  • Interested members of the public


  • Renewables
  • Energy
  • Growing Australia‚Äôs industries
  • Resource recovery
  • Exploration leases
  • Resource security
  • Reducing regulatory burden
  • Industry
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources