You will require this licence if you intend to carry out mining on specified land. The holder of the mining licence is entitled to carry out mining on the land covered by the licence, to explore for minerals and to construct facilities specified in the licence.
A licence holder must pay rent in relation to the land that the mining licence covers. This licence extends to the sea bed and its subsoil within the territorial limits of Victorian water.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Information required in application for mining licence:
- Name, address and contact details;
- If the applicant is a company, then provide a list of the directors and copy of the certificate of registration of the company;
- Area of land applied in hectares;
- Attached map of 1:25,000 scale or larger of the land applied for;
- Names and addresses of any owners of private land covered by the application;
- If the land contains Crown Land, then all relevant documentation involving use of Crown Land for commercial purposes;
- If the application includes land that is covered by an exploration, prospecting or retention licence, indicate who holds that licence and include a letter of consent.
- The term required in years;
- Estimated annual expenditure for the first five years;
- Evidence of financial capability;
- Names and qualifications of technical advisors;
- Details of any previous experience mining activities;
- Documentation to show that the applicant is a fit and proper person;
- Details of the proposed work program; and
- Preferred annual reporting date.
The land area must not exceed 260 hectares. Please note that a tenement may be required.
It is required that you advertise the approval of the Mining Licence in the locality near where the licence was granted. This must be done with 14 days of being notified of the licences acceptance. It must be advertised in the newspaper and on an appropriate website.
The maximum term for a Mining Licence is 20 years. Licences can be renewed.
Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Change of conditions. Fees for 2016-17.
Fees for 2016-17.
Other fees will apply. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
Priority is allocated according to the day the application is received. However if there are competing applicants, priority is assigned after an assessment of merits of applications and ability to meet certain requirements.
Please submit this application in accordance to the approved procedure.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Energy and Earth Resources
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Victoria)
Underseas Mineral Resources Act 1963 (Victoria)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2013 (Victoria)
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