Petroleum Access Authority - Tasmania

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to explore for petroleum in Tasmanian coastal waters. Tasmanian coastal waters extend for three nautical miles from the coastline of Tasmania. If you intend to undertake exploration activities outside this area, you will need to apply for a licence under offshore minerals legislation.

If you hold a petroleum exploration permit, lease or licence, you may apply for approval carry out petroleum explorations or recovery operations outside the area specified in your permit lease or licence. This approval is called an Access Authority.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Specify the operations you are proposing to carry out;
  • Provide any other relevant information;
  • Submit the relevant form;
  • Pay any required fees.

The Agency will grant approval if it is satisfied that it is necessary or desirable for you to access the area in order to effectively exercise your rights. An access authority will not be granted in respect of a block that is subject to a permit, lease or licence.

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

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Petroleum Access Authority Application - 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

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (Tasmania)

Contact details

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


Operating address:
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park
Tasmania 7018
Mailing address:
PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018

Phone:

03 6165 4800

Fax:

03 6233 8338
info@mrt.tas.gov.au

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