Special Prospecting Licence (Onshore Minerals) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to prospect for gold on land which is already the subject of a different prospecting licence (the primary tenement).

A special prospecting licence will authorise you to prospect for gold in an area up to 10 hectares in size, to a maximum depth of 50m. It will authorise you to excavate or remove up to 500 tonnes of material. The holder of the primary tenement is entitled to continue prospecting for materials other than gold on the land.

You may apply for this licence 12 months after the date on which the primary tenement was granted. You must apply for this licence as an individual. A special prospecting licence cannot be held by a corporation, association or any other organisation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 licence you must:

  • Provide any information required by the Agency;
  • Serve the holder of the primary tenement with a copy of your application;
  • Provide evidence of your identity;
  • Submit any required forms; and
  • Pay any required fees.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to 4 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$313.85
GeneralLicence

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

Application

Apply

You must provide the holder of the primary tenement with a copy of your application.


Approval time

Special Prospecting Licence - approximately 3-6 months.

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

Phone:

08 92223626

Fax:

08 92223444
mineraltitles.enquiries@dmp.wa.gov.au

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