Retention Lease - South Australia

Service summary

This lease grants security of tenure to conduct further exploratory operations. It is only issued to the holder of a Mineral Claim and may be granted if the mineral is not economically viable or if a radioactive mineral is being sought. This licence is not contained in the business activity module because it is issued to holders of a mineral claim who fall into the above category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Must be the holder of a Mineral Claim.


Up to 5 years (renewable).


$781.00 Application,
$842.00 Advertising,
$5,207.00 Assessment fees.

credit card, cheque, cash.

Administering agency

Department of State Development
Mineral Resources Division

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1971 (South Australia)

Contact details

Mining Registrar

Operating address:
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001





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