Petroleum Mining Code - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to prospect for, or undertake activities to produce petroleum in the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) established by the Timor Sea Treaty between Australia and East Timor. Activities to produce petroleum include:

  • Exploration;
  • Development;
  • Initial processing;
  • Production;
  • Transportation;
  • Marketing; and
  • Planning and preparation for such activities.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources


Petroleum Mining Code - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Offshore Resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Offshore Resources

Operating address:
Industry House
10 Binara Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9839
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6243 7000

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