Mineral Exploration Licence - South Australia

Service summary

This licence enables the holder to conduct exploratory operations only. It does not permit mining. Applicants are required to invest a minimum of $30 000 in exploration activity. Exploration for opals in specific areas of South Australia is also permitted under this licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Any person or company that has sufficient technical and financial resources required to undertake an exploration program.


Up to 5 years - generally granted for 1 year at a time, and may be renewed.


$798.00 application fee
$861.00 advertising fee (payable when an offer for a licence is made to an applicant).
Contact the agency direct for further information.

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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