Mining Lease (Onshore Minerals) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this lease if you intend to conduct mining production activities in Western Australia's onshore areas. You would ordinarily apply for this lease for an area over which you already hold an exploration permit.

If you already hold an exploration permit you may might for a Mining Lease when the exploration stage has reached a level of maturity; the ground remains prospective; and a resource has been discovered that is able to be developed commercially.

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 lease you must:

  • Submit a mining proposal; or
  • Provide a statement setting out information required by the Agency, including when the mining will commence, the likely method of mining, and the location and area of the land required for activities associated with the mining operations; and
  • Submit a mineralisation report prepared by a qualified person.

You must also:

  • Submit any required forms;
  • Pay the required rent for the first year of the term of the lease; and
  • Pay the required application fee.

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



21 years.



Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

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Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Minerals and Mining

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1978 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulations 1981 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, General Tenement
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Minerals and Mining

Operating address:
First Floor, Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9222 3626


08 9222 3444

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