Amending the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act

A new draft Bill to amend the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (the PGE Act) has been prepared and is now out for consultation. The majority of amendments were consulted on during 2021 but did not reach Parliament before the change of government.

The bulk of the proposed changes  to amend the PGE Act are improvements to efficiency, clarity and transparency of existing regulatory processes.

Notably hydrogen generation provisions which were include in the 2021 draft Bill have been removed - these provisions are now proposed for inclusion in the South Australian Government's separate legislation to licence and regulate hydrogen energy.

Visit the YourSAy website: Amendments to the PGE Act page to:

  • Learn more about the background to the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act
  • Read the draft Bill and a summary of key amendments
  • Have your say about the proposed amendments

The consultation closes on 14 November 2022.