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Hydrogen in NSW

We are working with industry to support a thriving green hydrogen industry in NSW. This will help pave the way for a net zero emissions future while driving economic growth.  

Together we can kick start the hydrogen economy and embrace the potential of green hydrogen.  

Our hydrogen initiatives will help: 

  • reduce carbon emissions in hard-to-abate sectors 
  • improve air quality 
  • grow and diversify our economy 
  • create new jobs 
  • improve energy security 
  • provide businesses with more choices to increase revenue and reduce emissions. 

Along with the NSW Hydrogen Strategy, our hydrogen hubs and Hume Hydrogen Highway initiatives will help create the framework needed to maximise these opportunities.  

This is part of the Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030, which is the foundation for NSW's action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. 

Learn more about what we are doing in the hydrogen space and get involved.  

Hydrogen resources

Our aim is to help industry, research, government and community stakeholders better understand the role, impact and use of hydrogen in NSW. Here are a range of resources to help:

NSW hydrogen regulatory guide

We have developed the regulatory guide and map to help hydrogen users and producers understand their regulatory obligations throughout the hydrogen supply chain in NSW. This guide was developed in consultation with other NSW Government agencies and regulators.

Download the NSW hydrogen regulatory guide

Download the NSW hydrogen regulatory map

Hydrogen guideline

The hydrogen guideline supports the implementation of the NSW Hydrogen Strategy. It provides information on the planning pathways available to support the development of a hydrogen industry in NSW. The guideline is published by the Department of Planning and Environment.

Read the hydrogen guideline

HyFAQ: Interactive hydrogen FAQ tool

HyFAQ is an interactive handbook to learn more about the role of hydrogen in Australia’s current and future energy mix. It includes information on hydrogen’s basic properties, uses and applications, safety and regulations and economic benefits. The tool has been developed by the CSIRO and Australian Hydrogen Council.



HyStandards has been developed by Standards Australia and CSIRO to provide industry, government and community a means of identifying relevant hydrogen standards through a visual representation of hydrogen facility scenarios. Users can click on parts of each scenario and see a list of the relevant standards, with a description of the scope and a link to purchase a copy of the standard.

Explore HyStandards 

More information

The NSW Hydrogen Strategy sets out our vision and path for developing a thriving hydrogen industry in NSW.  

We are supporting the development of hydrogen hubs to kick start a strong hydrogen economy in NSW.

We've partnered with the Victorian Government to jointly fund the $20 million Hume Hydrogen Highway initiative.  Apply now.  

We are reducing the cost of producing green hydrogen in NSW. Learn more.