Commercial tour operator fossickers camping permit - Queensland

Service summary

This permit is required by commercial tour operator's party on certain designated fossicking land and fossicking areas where camping is regulated by the department under the Fossicking Act 1994.

These areas include:

  • Sapphire designated fossicking land (other than prohibited camping land)
  • Scrub Lead designated fossicking land (other than prohibited camping land)
  • Rubyvale designated fossicking land (other than prohibited camping land) (except within 1.5km radius of Sapphire and Rubyvale Post Offices)
  • Divide designated fossicking land
  • Reward designated fossicking land
  • Middle Ridge fossicking area
  • Tomahawk fossicking area
  • Big Bessie fossicking area
  • Graves Hill fossicking area
  • Glenalva fossicking area
  • Opalton designated fossicking land
  • Duck Creek designated fossicking land
  • Sheep Station Creek designated fossicking land

On mining tenements tenure holder's permission is required.

Permit holder must comply with Fossicking Act 1994 and Regulations regarding activities.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Commercial tour operator

a person who conducts, offers to conduct, agrees to conduct, or arranges for someone else to conduct, a commercial tour.

Transferability

This permit cannot be transferred.

Duration

This permit is issued for a period of no longer than three months per area.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$3.85

Fee per person per night payable each trip (incl GST)

Application$24.20

Fee per person per week payable each trip (incl GST)

Application

You can purchase your fossicking camping permit online, from a regional or district office or from authorised licence agents.


Additional information

The camping permit does not authorise you to fossick. If you wish to fossick, you can purchase a fossicking licence online, from our regional and district offices or from authorised licence agents.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Fossicking Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Fossicking Regulation 2009 (Queensland)

Contact details

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

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Website:

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Supporting information

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