Tas Gas

Tas Gas is Tasmania’s gas distributor as well as supplying some parts of Victoria. Read more about them and find out how they operate here through Savvy’s energy review.  

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, updated on August 14th, 2023       

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Tas Gas is a privately owned gas company in Tasmania, but they also supply natural gas to ten regional towns in Victoria. The company is owned by interests managed by Foresight Australia Funds Management. They serve residential, commercial and industrial customers, providing gas for domestic heating, hot water and cooking, as well as industrial and commercial needs. Tas Gas holds around 65% of the market share of domestic gas retailing in the state. 

They are the state’s only gas distributor, with Tas Gas Networks operating a gas network with over 837 kilometres of pipelines delivering natural gas for heating homes, businesses, and industrial facilities. The state has one other gas retailer, the state government-owned Aurora Energy. However, not all areas of Tasmania have access to natural gas, with Tas Gas’s network of pipelines expanding each year. 

In addition to distributing gas in Tasmania, Tas Gas also owns and operates a 182-kilometre transmission pipeline from Carisbrook to Horsham in south-west Victoria, supplying gas to regional towns in that area.

Disclaimer: Please note that Savvy does not represent Tas Gas for their retail energy products. All listed information is correct as of August 2023 but subject to change.

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In which states or territories does Tas Gas operate in?

Tas Gas offers natural gas supplies in:

  • Tasmania (parts of)
  • Victoria (only 10 towns)

Pros and cons of using Tas Gas as your gas provider​

  • One of only two gas retailers in Tasmania, the other being the government-owned Aurora Energy
  • Also offers the installation of gas appliances 
  • Generous rewards are available for connecting additional gas appliances, such as $500 credit for a hot water system, $750 for a flued heating system or fireplace, and $1,000 for ducted or hydronic heating
  • Offers bill smoothing options 
  • An application to be connected to natural gas can take weeks or months, with no guarantee of connection in more remote locations 
  • Very little price competition, with only two retailers in the market 
  • High connection and disconnection fees
  • High daily supply charges
  • Limited choice of plans available
  • No mobile app or usage monitoring is possible

Where does Tas Gas supply gas to?


  • Hobart
  • Bridgewater
  • Launceston
  • Longford 
  • Ulverstone
  • Devonport
  • Burnie
  • Wynyard
  • Westbury
  • Georgetown


  • Terang
  • Maldon
  • Marong
  • Heathcote
  • Robinvale
  • Kerang
  • Nathalia
  • Swan Hill
  • Orbost
  • Lakes Entrance

Tas Gas also owns the 182km high-pressure transmission pipeline from Carisbrook to Horsham, which supplies gas to the regional towns of Avoca, Ararat, Stawell and Horsham. 

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More of your questions about Tas Gas

How much does it cost to connect to natural gas through Tas Gas?

Installation of a new gas meter to connect your home to the pipeline in the street will cost around $300 for a standard simple connection. However, prices may vary depending on how far away your retail connection is from the nearest gas pipeline. 

Can I get my LPG appliances working with natural gas once I get a natural gas connection?

Yes, LPG appliances can be converted to using natural gas, but the LPG appliance must be refitted because natural gas operates at a different gas pressure. Many appliance makers provide conversion kits for this purpose. However, older appliances may not be as efficient as today's more energy-efficient appliances, making conversion from LPG to natural gas less attractive than upgrading to new appliances. 

How much does Tas Gas charge for disconnection and reconnection?

The disconnection fee and reconnection fee charged by Tas Gas are both $110 for connection within business hours, or $275 for an after-hours service. 

How does Tas Gas’s bill smoothing option work?

The company’s bill smoothing option allows you to make consistent payments on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis, tailored to your estimated gas usage and budget. Tas Gas will assess the account regularly and adjust the account accord to your actual usage figures. If you've overpaid or underpaid, Tas Gas will either credit or charge the difference accordingly. 

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