Restrictions on new gas connections

On 28 July 2023, the Victorian Government announced a partial restriction on new residential gas connections from 1 January 2024. For more information, visit the Premier of Victoria’s website.

This restriction only applies to developments and residential home builds that need a planning permit – also known as a Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) - that have not already been submitted or approved by 1 January 2024. For more information on a PSP, visit the Victorian Planning Authority website or speak to your local council.

This restriction does not apply to:

  • most single dwelling homes that can be built without a planning permit (most new residential builds or land developments only need a building permit)
  • residential builds and land developments with existing planning permits that will be submitted to local council by 1 January 2024. These developments can still connect to gas regardless of when they are to be constructed
  • new and existing commercial and industrial land developments and connections.

We’ll continue to update the FAQs below as we get more information about this new policy.