Parcel prospecting permit - Queensland

Service summary

This permit is required for:

  • authority to enter land for the purposes of applying for a mining claim or mining lease over that land;
  • prospecting;
  • hand mining for minerals other than coal with the consent of the landowner.

NB: Some areas of the state are restricted. For further information contact the appropriate mining registrar. Additional restrictions on granting of this permit apply because of native title implications.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Hand mining

mining using hand operated tools, including, for example, picks, shovels, hammers, gads, sieves and windlasses but does not include mining using explosives

Parcel

a parcel covers all or part of a single lot or two or more adjoining lots, provided they are owned by the same person.

Prospect

to take action to find out about the existence, quality and quantity of minerals on, in or under land by either or both of the following methods:

  1. using metal detectors or similar hand held instruments; or
  2. sampling using only hand held implements.

The term does not include taking action that is

  1. hand mining; or
  2. the removal of minerals for their sale.

Transferability

This permit cannot be transferred.

Duration

This permit remains in effect for three months.

Fees

See Prospecting permit in other resources below.

Other resources

Application

You may make an application for a parcel prospecting permit electronically using the MyMinesOnline system. Alternatively you may complete and submit the application form, any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.


Additional information

  • the land subject to application must be available (ie not restricted) to the grant of prospecting permits.
  • the applicant must give at least 10 business days notice to the owner of the land before intended entry.
  • the mining registrar will inform the owner of the land of the grant of the permit
  • unless consent of the land owner is obtained, the permit holder cannot enter within 100 metres laterally of a permanent building used for accommodation or business, community, sporting or recreational purposes or places of worship and within 50 metres laterally of a dam, principal stock yard, bore or artesian well, cemetery or burial place.
  • additional restrictions in granting of this permit apply because of native title implications.

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

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Supporting information

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