The sustainable and responsible development of earth resources is regulated under Victorian law.
There is currently no production of onshore gas in Victoria.
In May 2015, the Victorian Government announced a Parliamentary Inquiry into onshore unconventional gas exploration and production. The Inquiry’s final report was tabled in Parliament on 8 December 2015. The Victorian Government is considering the report and a response will be provided in August 2016.
The moratorium on granting new exploration licences, hydraulic fracturing and exploration drilling for onshore gas will remain in place in the interim.