Extractive Industry Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate an extractive industry. An extractive industry involves the quarrying and excavation of stone, gravel, clay, limestone loam and other materials. This includes activities associated with the extraction process, such as:

  • stripping vegetation and top soil
  • stockpiling, excavating and earthworks
  • loading of trucks and associated vehicle movements
  • blasting rehabilitation.

This licence is required for all land other than Crown land. However, it does not apply to the extraction of minerals authorised under mining legislation, or to a land owner extracting materials from their own land whose sole purpose is to use those materials on that land. You may also be required to obtain planning approval to operate your extractive industry.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must submit to the Council:

  • Three copies of a plan of the excavation site to a scale of between 1:500 and 1:200 outlining all the significant locations likely to be affected by the excavation;
  • Three copies of a works and excavation programme containing details of the nature of the excavation;
  • Three copies of a rehabilitation and decommissioning programme including the objectives of the programme and the future safety of the site;
  • A certificate from a licensed surveyor certifying the correctness of the plans proposed;
  • Consent in writing from the owner of the excavation site;
  • Evidence that a notice of clearing has been given to the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation if it is required; and
  • Evidence of a current public liability insurance policy has been taken out in the joint names of the licensee and the local government indemnifying both parties for a sum of not less than $10,000,000.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Until 31 December each year.



Other fees will apply according to the area to be excavated. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Extractive Industries Local Law 1999

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Operating address:
6 Paterson Street
WA 6123


08 9526 1111


08 9525 5441


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