Tourist Fossicking Authority - Victoria

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

The duration is for the period specified in the authority, not exceeding 10 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Energy and Earth Resources

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Victoria)

Underseas Mineral Resources Act 1963 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Energy and Earth Resources


Phone:

136186
customer.service@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/ Opens in a new browser window

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