Miner's Right Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you are a prospector or fossicker and intend to prospect for minerals on unreserved Crown Land, or on private land where the permission of the landowner has been granted. Prospecting involves the use of metal detectors, hand tools, pans or simple sluices in the search for gold, gemstones and other minerals. This permit will transfer the ownership of any minerals found whilst prospecting to the holder of the permit.

This permit extends to the sea bed and its subsoil within the territorial limits of Victorian water.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 permit:

  • You may apply either electronically, orally or in writing;
  • Provide the name and address of applicant; and
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to hold this permit.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

10 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$20.90

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

Application

Apply

An online application process is available.


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:

13 61 86
customer.service@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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