Special Petroleum Prospecting Authority - Tasmania

Service summary

You may require this authority 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 the appropriate Act.

A special prospecting authority is used to authorise the holder to undertake specified petroleum exploration operations in particular blocks. It may be granted over blocks which are not subject to a permit, lease or licence. It does not authorise the holder to make a well.

A special prospecting authority is not exclusive. Multiple special prospecting authorities may be granted over the same block.

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 authority, you must:

  • Provide details of the operations you propose to carry out;
  • Submit the approved form; and
  • Pay the required fee.

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

Duration

Up to 6 months.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Special Petroleum Prospecting Authority - 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 61654800

Fax:

03 62338338
info@mrt.tas.gov.au

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