Map of Central Ranges Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Central Ranges Pipeline.


The 294-kilometre Central Ranges Pipeline (CRP) is a transmission pipeline that runs from Dubbo to Tamworth in NSW.

The CRP connects the Central West Pipeline at Dubbo to the Central Ranges distribution network at Tamworth. The Central West Pipeline is connected to the Moomba Sydney Pipeline at Marsden.

APA Ownership


Regulatory Status

CRP is a scheme pipeline under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and has a full access arrangement in place.


Australian Energy Regulator

Next Regulatory Review


Capacity and Services

The current Access Arrangement, including terms and conditions for transportation services, can be found here.

Approved Reference Tariffs for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 can be found here.

Further services may be available on the Central Ranges Pipeline by negotiation, subject to available capacity:

  • Firm Transport
  • Operational Capacity Transfer

A description of these non-reference services can be found on the gas transmission services page.

Notes on services

APA is progressively rolling out Operational Capacity Transfer service capability on all key pipelines. APA will prioritise this service rollout in accordance with shipper demand.

Policies, Procedures and Requirements

Metering and Measurement

Metering and Measurement obligations are outlined in the Access Arrangement, with details available here.

Gas Specification

APA requires the Gas Specification or any other quality to comply with the gas specification set out in the Access Arrangement for this pipeline. APA will measure and/or monitor gas quality in accordance with relevant obligations under contract.

Credit support

Credit support conditions relevant to the Reference Services are included in the Access Arrangement for this pipeline. APA’s standard credit support requirements are described here.

Contact If you are interested in acquiring services for this pipeline, you can contact us on 07 3323 6110 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you may wish to make an enquiry by emailing us at