Legislation, determinations, guidelines & fact sheets

Offshore petroleum legislation

Offshore petroleum operations beyond designated state and territory coastal waters are governed by the Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) and related Acts and Regulations.

The offshore petroleum legislation, regulations and guidelines provide for the orderly exploration for and production of petroleum and greenhouse gas resources, and sets out a framework of rights, entitlements and responsibilities of governments and industry.

More information

Further information on the OPGGSA, related Acts, Regulations and guidelines can be found on the department's website at: Offshore petroleum legislation, regulation and guidelines.