Mining Lease - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this lease if you intend to undertake mining or quarrying activities. A mining lease will only be given in relation to the following categories of minerals:

  • Category 1: metallic minerals and atomic substances;
  • Category 2: coal, peat, lignite, oil shale and coal seam gas;
  • Category 3: rock, stone, gravel, sand and clay used in construction, bricks and ceramics; and
  • Category 5: industrial minerals, precious stones, semi-precious stones.

Category 4 and 6 minerals come under the production licence.

A mining lease authorises you, or a person contracted by you, to carry out the following activities:

  • Carry out mining operations for the specified minerals; and
  • Enter or pass over Crown or private land.

This lease does not permit 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more 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 lease you must:

  • Provide an appropriate mining plan;
  • Provide the necessary documentation with your application, including proof of the proposed site marked out;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legislation and be willing and able to comply with them;
  • Have sufficient financial and technical resources;
  • Provide information relating to the likely impact on the environment;
  • Demonstrate there is a sufficient quantity of minerals to mine; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

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


A lease is in force until it is revoked. Notice must be given three months before the lease ceases.



Mining lease - for each hectare or part hectare per year (minimum $462.98).


Private Land: $436.05; Crown Land: $657.90.


Surrender mining lease.


Applications for exemptions from conditions.

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 6165 4800


03 6233 8338

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