Retention Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

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.

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 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.

Duration

Up to 5 years, with the possibility of extending a further 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyLicence$1,315.80

Coal, petroleum, coal seam gas or geothermal substance. Per square kilometre for each period of 12 months.

Licence$2,623.95

Minerals other than coal, petroleum, coal seam gas, or geothermal substance. Per square kilometre for each period of 12 months.

Application$1,315.80
Exceptions$328.95

Application for exemptions of conditions.

VaryVariation$872.10

Extension of a retention licence. Please note, various fees and royalties may apply as per regulations.

TransferTransfer$436.05
CancelCancellation$160.65

Application for surrender of retention licence.

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

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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