The Offshore Infrastructure Registrar

Under the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (OEI) framework, the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar handles administrative duties such as:

  • receiving and assessing applications for licences
  • giving advice to the Minister as the decision-maker on licence applications 
  • maintaining the Register of Offshore Infrastructure Licences 
  • ongoing licence compliance.

Contact the Registrar by emailing

Approved forms 

Feasibility Licence application form 

Application for a Feasibility licence
DOCX | 526 KB

Body Corporate Suitability Disclosure Form 

Body Corporate Suitability Disclosure Form
DOCX | 110 KB

Natural Person Suitability Disclosure Form 

Natural Person Suitability Disclosure Form
DOCX | 77 KB


Guidance documents provide  general information. This doesn’t replace or amend the requirements of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 and associated Regulations. You should carefully consider the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the information for your individual circumstances.

Guideline: Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Licence Administration – Feasibility Licences

The Guideline provides information to help Feasibility Licence applicants understand the requirements and processes for licensing under the OEI framework. It also provides guidance on how the merit criteria is assessed.

Guideline: Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Licence Administration – Feasibility Licenses
PDF | 505 KB
Guideline: Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Licence Administration – Feasibility Licenses
DOCX | 153 KB

Registrar Forms Guide (RFG)

The RFG provides guidance about how to submit valid applications and notifications to the Registrar. It details application content requirements.

Registrar Forms Guidance
PDF | 395 KB
Registrar Forms Guidance
DOCX | 546 KB

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Submit an application

Feasibility Licence applications are now being accepted in relation to Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Invitation to Apply for a Feasibility Licence) Instrument (No. 1) 2022.

Submission methods

Applications can be submitted online via the National Electronic Approvals Tracking System (NEATS). This is the preferred method of submission.

Applications may also be submitted via email or a secure large file transfer.

Please note that email attachments cannot exceed 10MB in size. Where attachments are larger than 10MB, the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar uses a single service platform for its secure file transfer to allow clients to send large files securely. Please email for further assistance.

The full list of approved submission methods is found in the Approved Manner:

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Offshore Infrastructure Registrar) Approved Manner 2022 No.1 – 24 November 2022
PDF | 116 KB

For more information about submitting an application email

Application fees

For an application to be considered validly made, the Registrar requires:

  • the application to be accompanied by any legislatively prescribed documents/information, submitted in the manner approved by the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar, as set out in Approval of Manner of Application’s document, and submitted within any prescribed time frames,
  • a correctly executed application form to be lodged, and
  • the fee to be paid.

Application fees must be paid in full. Split or partial payments will not be accepted.

How to pay application fees

Direct deposit

Bank Account information

Bank name: Reserve Bank of Australia

Account name: Dept of Industry Science and Resources Official Administered Receipts Account Resources (RET)

BSB: 092-009

Account number: 119585

Swift code (international transactions): RSBKAU2S

Reference: Please insert the declaration reference and notification number (if applicable) in the reference field to ensure your payment can be processed. Please also include a copy of the payment transmittal with your application.

Remittance advice: Please send to


Please make cheques payable to:

Department of Industry Science and Resources GPO Box 7871, Perth WA 6850


GPO Box 4634, Melbourne Vic 3001

Cheques will only be accepted if they accompany an application or are presented with supporting information, such as the declaration reference and notification number (if applicable).

Credit card

Credit card payments can be made online via the NEATS Secure Portal.

Alternatively, please contact us on (08) 6424 5300.

Please note: Credit card information should not be sent to the Registrar via email.

Credit card surcharge

As advised by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), and to ensure the Registrar remains aligned with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, payments made to the Registrar via credit card will incur a surcharge as follows:

  • Visa Credit Card 0.792%
  • Mastercard Credit Card 0.605%
  • AMEX 1.595%
  • Visa Debit Card 0.517%
  • Mastercard Debit Card 0.264%

For queries, please contact the Registrar.