Mining lease - Queensland

Service summary

This lease is required to carry out mining operations (using machinery).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a Prospecting permit, Exploration permit or Mineral development licence
  • if a company, comply with the meaning under Corporations Law.


This lease can be transferred.

Any outstanding monies must be paid.

All the terms and conditions of the lease must be met.

Compliance with all o/s issues and those matters defined following lodgement of assignment.

This permit can be transferred by requesting an Application for an indication of the approval of an assessable transfer (Form MMOL-04) by all holders, then submitting a completed Application for approval of an assessable transfer (Form MMOL-05) or a Request to register non-assessable transfer (Form MMOL-07) directo to the district office.

Required after applying but before transfer is granted:

  • replacement security deposit
  • lodgement of up-to-date royalty
  • form/fees/stamp duty
  • compensation matters satisfied.


This lease remains in effect for the term granted by the Governor in Council. The lessee must apply for renewal at least 6 months but not more than 12 months prior to expiration.


See Mining lease in other resources below.

Other resources

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You may make an application for a mining lease electronically using the MyMinesOnline system. Alternatively you may complete the application form and submit with any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.

Additional information

Generally, impact studies are only required if the project is in a sensitive area, has particular environmental or social issues or off lease impacts of a significant nature.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Mining and Petroleum Operations

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Mineral Resources Regulation 2013 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Mining and Petroleum Operations


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


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