Petroleum Special Access Authorisation - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you wish to carry out exploration of a specified area for petroleum. A special access authorisation does not permit the holder to drill or bore a well or give the holder any rights to the petroleum in the area.

The holder of this special access authorisation is not required to be the holder of an exploration permit, retention lease or production licence.

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 authorisation you must:

  • Describe and precisely identify the area in respect of which the authorisation is sought;
  • Describe in detail the exploration operations that you seek to carry out in that area;
  • Provide details of relevant technical qualifications, technical advice and financial resources available; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that a tenement may be required.

Duration

Up to 1 year and can be extended for a further year.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

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

Application

Apply

All applications must be made directly to the Minister.


Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Petroleum Act 1998 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

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


Phone:

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

Supporting information

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