Geothermal Energy Exploration Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to explore for geothermal energy. You will not require an exploration permit where the temperature is less than 70 degrees Celsius or the heat source is less than 1 kilometre below the Earth's surface.

This permit is offered by tender only.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

This permit is not required for explorations for locating geothermal energy that are:

  • situated in temperatures less than 70 degrees Celsius; or
  • less than one kilometre below the earth's surface.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • apply using the prescribed application form
  • indicate specific details about the area that you are applying for
  • provide a proposed work summary, including details of technical assessment of the area
  • include any likely effects that the exploration may have on public safety
  • include the likely benefits of the proposed work relative to the economy, social and environmental impact
  • provide details of technical qualifications of employees and the technical advice available
  • provide details of the financial resources available
  • provide any other details required by the Authority
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that a tenement may be required. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$5,227.50

Fees for 2016-17.

Licence$1,742.50

Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal$2,369.80

Fees for 2016-17.

TransferTransfer$1,603.10

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Geothermal Energy Exploration Permit - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Application

Apply

Please submit your application and any other attachments with the relevant Authority.


Approval time

Within 14 days.

Administering agency

Energy and Earth Resources

Act(s) name

Geothermal Energy Resources Act 2005 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Geothermal Energy Resources Regulations 2016 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
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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