Offshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority (PSPA) - New South Wales

Service summary

This authority will allow you to carry on petroleum exploration operations in an area that is not covered by any other petroleum permit, lease or licence. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast. Please be aware that this authority does not allow the drilling of wells.

This authority may be granted over a block, as long as none of the following are in force over the block:

  • Exploration Permit
  • Retention Lease
  • Production Licence
  • Pipeline Licence.

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 authority you must:

  • submit any information required by the Agency and in an approved manner
  • specify the operations that you propose to carry on, and the block or blocks in respect of which you propose to carry on those operations
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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

Duration

Period of up to 6 months, unless surrendered or cancelled.

Fees

 TypeAmount
LodgeApplication$600.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Offshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority (PSPA) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources


Operating address:
516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address:
PO Box 344
Hunter Regional Mail Centre
NSW 2310

Phone:

02 4931 6666

Toll Free:

1300 736 122

Fax:

02 4931 6790
minres.webcoordinator@industry.nsw.gov.au

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