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 was put out for consultation in late 2022. 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 included 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

The consultation has now closed.

Submissions received will be considered by DEM to finalise the draft Bill for introduction to Parliament. Updates will be provided on DEM’s Energy Resources website

Email DEM.Engineering@sa.gov.au if you have any questions about the proposed amendments to the PGE Act.