What are lifeline utilities?

Overview of lifeline utilities

Lifeline utilities are entities that provide essential infrastructure services to the community such as water, wastewater, transport, energy and telecommunications.

These services support communities, enable business, and underpin the provision of public services.

"Lifeline utility" means an entity named or described in Part A, or that carries on a business described in Part B of Schedule 1 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.