You will require this licence if you intend to prospect on land outside of a declared fossicking area. Permissible fossicking activities include:
- The collection of rock, mineral, water or soil samples by hand;
- Mapping of the area of land to which the licence relates; and
- The use of hand-held instruments to take geological measurements.
This permit does not allow the use of mechanical machinery, explosives, sluices, trommels and motorised pumps during prospecting activities. Other rules apply, please check with the Agency for further details.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
12 months from issue.
Royalties and other fees may apply as regulated.
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Mineral Resources Tasmania
Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 (Tasmania)
Mineral Resources Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)
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