Geothermal Special Access Authorisation - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to carry out geothermal energy exploration in a specified area. This authorisation does not allow the holder to make a well or give any rights to geothermal energy that is found.

It is not necessary for the holder of this authorisation to also be the holder of an Exploration Permit, Retention Lease or Extraction Licence. If the land that the applicant wished to explore falls under a permit, lease or licence, the Agency will determine whether this will be detrimental to the current permit, lease or licence holder. They must also give written consent for this authorisation.

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

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 authorisation, you must:

  • describe and specify the area to which the authorisation will apply
  • describe the geothermal energy exploration that will be carried out
  • submit relevant technical qualifications
  • submit technical advice
  • pay the required fees.

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

Ongoing requirements

The Agency may extend the authorisation for one further year.

The holder of the authorisation must also submit their findings to the Agency. If the Special Access Authorisation is on the land of a permit, lease or licence holder, then this information must also be given to them.

Duration

A period of up to 1 year specified by the Agency.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Geothermal Special Access Authorisation - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Geothermal Energy Resources Act 2005 (Victoria)

Contact details

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


Operating address:
Level 15
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address:
Earth Resources Information Centre
GPO BOX 2392
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Other:

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

Website:

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

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