Offshore Minerals Mining Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence to undertake offshore commercial mineral extraction operations. It authorises exploration and full recovery of minerals from the area covered by the licence. An application for an area of up to 20 blocks is allowed.

A mining licence may be granted over:

  • A vacant standard block;
  • Certain blocks that are not vacant; or
  • A tender block

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Specify the blocks (the areas) for which the application is made;
  • Specify the the activities you intend to carry out on the block or blocks covered by the application;
  • Provide the amount of money you intend to spend on those activities;
  • Outline the technical qualifications of yourself and your employees who are likely to be involved in activities authorised by the licence;
  • Provide details of the technical advice and financial resources available to you;
  • Specify, if the licence is to be held by more than one perso, the share of the licence that each prospective holder will hold; and
  • Provide maps that relate to the blocks and comply with relevant guidelines.

You are must also hold an Offshore Minerals Exploration Licence over the same area sought for the licence.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Valid for up to 21 years. Licences may be renewed.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

$3 000. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

RenewRenewal$600.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for an Offshore Minerals Mining Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Resources
Offshore Resources

Act(s) name

Offshore Minerals Act 1994 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Minerals (Fees) Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Resources
Offshore Resources


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

Phone:

02 62437000
Offshore.Minerals@industry.gov.au

Supporting information

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