This authority entitles the applicant to search for minerals. The fossicking can take place on any crown or private land, this can include land covered by a mining licence provided consent is obtained. This authority is subject to any other terms and conditions specified in the authority.
This authority 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 tourist fossicking authority:
- Name, address and contact details of applicant;
- Description of tourist activity;
- Number of people expected to search for minerals;
- Term required (no longer than 10 years);
- A map of land to which the application applies; and
- If any of the land is covered by a mining, exploration, prospecting or retention licence, evidence of consent must be given.
The duration is for the period specified in the authority, not exceeding 10 years.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
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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