Production Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to mine for petroleum products (category 4 minerals) or geothermal substances (category 6 minerals). This licence is given if you have an exploration licence or special exploration licence that specifies these categories.

A production licence is granted if the Minister is sure that there is sufficient amount of the mineral to justify the mining activity.

This licence grants you, or a person contracted by you, to conduct the following activities:

  • Explore for certain categories of minerals;
  • Carry out production operations; and
  • Enter or pass over Crown or private land.

Licensees are not permitted to conduct activities on private land without the consent of the owner and occupier of the land, within 100 metres of the surface of any natural lake, dam, reservoir, well, artificial pond, or any substantial dwelling or building. Suitable notice must be given to the landowner before entry.

Licence applicants must be able to supply a security deposit to cover the cost of rehabilitation or environmental liability in the event of default by the licensee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must be over the age of 18 years or a body corporate or a combination of these, and complete an application that includes any required documentation such as:

  • An outline of the exploration work and expected expenditure proposed to be carried out during the first two years of the licence;
  • A description of the land area and the financial and technical resources available to the applicant; and
  • The likely effect on the environment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for a Production Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Mineral Resources Tasmania

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Mineral Resources Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Mineral Resources Tasmania

Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


03 61654800


03 62338338

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