Precious Stones Prospecting Permit - South Australia

Service summary

This permit enables the holder to prospect for opals and other precious stones and to peg a precious stones claim or opal development lease.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16 years. Identification and fees must be produced at the time of application.


1 year (renewable).



credit card, cheque, cash.

Administering agency

Department of State Development
Mineral Resources Division

Act(s) name

Opal Mining Act 1995 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Opal Mining Regulations 2012 (South Australia)

Contact details

Opal Mining Registrar

Operating address:
TAFE Building
Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Mailing address:
DSD - Coober Pedy Office
PO Box 475
Coober Pedy SA 5723





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