You will require this licence if you intend to retain the right to mining minerals from the land. A retention licence is given when the economic viability of mining procedures has not yet been established. Economic viability takes into account the following:
- The cost of mining; and
- Amount of mineral to be mined.
This licence also authorises you to continue exploration.
A retention licence authorises you, or a person contracted by you, to carry out any of the following activities:
- Geological, geophysical and geochemical exploration programs;
- Mining feasibility studies;
- Metallurgical testing;
- Environmental studies;
- Marketing studies;
- Engineering and design studies; and
- Entering or passing over Crown or private land.
Licensees are not permitted to explore 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.
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.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Hold an Exploration Licence or a Mining Lease;
- Be able to demonstrate the existence of a resource that is unable to be mined at the time of application; and
- Pay the relevant application fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Up to 5 years, with the possibility of extending a further 5 years.
Coal, petroleum, coal seam gas or geothermal substance. Per square kilometre for each period of 12 months.
Minerals other than coal, petroleum, coal seam gas, or geothermal substance. Per square kilometre for each period of 12 months.
Application for exemptions of conditions.
Extension of a retention licence. Please note, various fees and royalties may apply as per regulations.
Application for surrender of retention licence.
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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