The Gas Guide

A comprehensive guide to gas development in Queensland.

The Gas Guide

A comprehensive guide to gas development in Queensland.

Everything you need to know from the release of government tenures right through to rehabilitation of the site.


The Gas Guide pulls together all the information landholders need to know about gas development into one document covering everything from the awarding of exploration permits through to rehabilitation of the gas field. 

It's designed to give landholders the information they need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on private land.

All the information is packaged into one easy-to-read, customisable and updateable ring binder so you can build a reference guide that best suits you.

To receive a full copy of The Gas Guide, including the ring binder, please email your request through to (don't forget to include your postal address).  

You can also download PDF chapters of The Gas Guide via the links provided at the bottom of this page. 

The Roadmap

Enclosed in The Gas Guide is an A3 Roadmap that illustrates the standard chronology of events that occur when a resource company is operating on private land for the purposes of petroleum and gas exploration or production.
Detailed advice and information on each of the steps on the Roadmap can be found in the full version of The Gas Guide.

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Download The Gas Guide chapters

An introduction to The Gas Guide and an A3 Roadmap

An overview of the gas industry and key facts

Your first contact with government and industry and how to get involved early

Why resource companies access private land and the first steps you should take

Types of land access agreements and tips for negotiations

Navigating the make good agreement process for bore owners

What to expect and how to maintain good working relationships

Monitoring and maintenance timelines and standards

Rehabilitation responsibilities and governing rules for wells

A reference of useful experts and knowledge centres plus a glossary

The various options to help you reach agreements and resolve disputes


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The Gas Guide will be updated as needed to reflect changes to regulation, processes and current research.

If you would like to be notified of updates to The Gas Guide, please add your contact details to our online register or phone 07 3067 9400.