Mineral development licence - Queensland

Service summary

To provide for the grant of a licence where a significant area of mineralisation has been discovered but where, for good reason, it is not proposed to proceed with the development of a mine at this time.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • have a current Exploration permit or another Mineral development licence at time of application for that area
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a registered company.


This licence can be transferred upon grant.

The transferee must be at least 18 years of age or a registered company.

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) direct to the district office.

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

If the Mineral development licence is mortgaged:

  • the consent of the current mortgagee

If the assignee is a company:

  • proof of current registration or recognition in Queensland
  • proof of identity of assignee.

If the assignee is not a company:

  • proof that they have attained the age of 18 years

Licence document

  • any further conditions as specified in the notice of approval to exercise this assignment.

Replacement financial assurance. Further information may be required.


See Mineral development licence in other resources below.

Other resources


You may make an application for a mineral development licence 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

A yearly rental notice is automatically issued.

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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