Exploration Licence or Mineral Authority for an Exploration Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

An Exploration Licence allows the holder to carry out an approved exploration program for minerals.
Applicants are advised that concessions for exploration expenditure are available under the Mineral Royalty Act, administered by the, Northern Territory Treasury.

Service type


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


Up to 6 years. May be renewed more than once.


Application Fee - $402 (350 RU)
Annual Admin Fee- $287 (250 RU)
$35* per block yrs 1 & 2 (30 RU)
$71* per block yrs 3 & 4 (61 RU)
$143* per block yrs 5 & 6 (124 RU)
$201* per block each year renewed (175 RU)

*GST exempt

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industry and Resources
Titles Division

Act(s) name

Mineral Titles Act 2010 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Customer Services Officer

Operating address:
Fifth Floor, Centrepoint Building
50 Smith Street Mall
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 4550
Darwin NT 0801






http://www.minerals.nt.gov.au Opens in a new browser window


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