Access Authority for Exploration - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to carry on certain petroleum exploration operations and certain operations relating to the recovery of petroleum, in the authority area.

An access authority may be issued to a:

  • Registered holder of a petroleum exploration permit;
  • Registered holder of a petroleum retention lease;
  • Registered holder of a petroleum production licence;
  • The holder of a State or Northern Territory petroleum title; or
  • The registered holder of a petroleum special prospecting authority.

The access authority entitles you to undertake petroleum and greenhouse gas formation, storage, exploration or development work outside of, but in close proximity to, the boundaries of that title area .

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

This authority may provide access to a vacant area or an area covered by another title. You must provide, to a holder of a title into which access was gained, a full report of the activities and data gathered from those activities carried out in the title area accessed.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on licence.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$7,500.00

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Titles, Perth Office
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator


Operating address:
Level 8 Alluvion Building
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 7871
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 64245300

Fax:

08 64245397
titles@nopta.gov.au

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