Exploration Permit for Petroleum (Offshore) - South Australia

Service summary

This permit enables the holder to explore for petroleum within the 3 nautical mile State Territorial waters. If petroleum is discovered applicants will need to apply for a production licence to produce petroleum and a pipeline licence to convey petroleum.

Service type


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


6 years.


Information on fees can be found online at http://petroleum.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/licensing_and_land_access/applications#ExplorationLicence(PEL,GEL,GSELorEPP)

Administering agency

Energy Resources Division

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (SA) 1982 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 2005 (South Australia)

Contact details

General Manager Resource Royalties and Licensing

Operating address:
Level 6, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001






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