General Purpose Lease (Onshore Minerals) - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this lease if you intend to construct infrastructure relating to mining production activities in onshore areas of Western Australia.

A general purpose lease entitles you to exclusive occupation of the land. It may be granted for one of the following purposes:

  • erecting, placing and operating machinery in connection with mining operations
  • depositing or treating minerals or tailings obtain from any land
  • using the land for any other specified purpose directly connected with mining operations.

The maximum area you may be granted under a general purpose lease is 10 hectares, unless the Agency is satisfied that a larger area of land is necessary. You may apply for multiple general purpose leases. A general purpose lease is limited to 15 metres below the lowest part of the natural surface of the land.

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 any required forms
  • pay the required rent for the first year of the term of the lease
  • 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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Approval time

Approximately 3-6 months.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Minerals and Mining

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1978 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulations 1981 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Minerals and Mining

Mailing address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth,Western Australia,6004


08 9222 3626


08 9222 3444


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