Greenhouse Gas Storage Titles - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to explore in an area for potential greenhouse gas storage formations and potential greenhouse gas injection sites. A greenhouse gas storage title means one of the following approvals required for activities related to carbon dioxide capture and geological storage (CCS):

  • greenhouse gas assessment permits
  • greenhouse gas holding leases or special holding leases
  • greenhouse gas injection licenses
  • greenhouse gas search authorities
  • greenhouse gas special authorities
  • research consents.

These titles cover greenhouse gas (GHG) formation exploration, injection and storage activities, including:

  • exploring the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area for a potential GHG storage formation or a potential GHG injection site
  • the injection of a GHG substance into the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area
  • the storage of a GHG substance in the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area
  • the conveyance of a GHG substance across the offshore area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • identify the area you will be conducting your activities in
  • identify the conclusion date of your intended activities
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Please note you must provide a Title Assessment Report if you are a greenhouse gas holding lessee. The report must be provided within 30 days of the anniversary of the title being awarded or at any time required by the Agency. Information required in the report varies depending on the scope of your operations.


As specified on the title


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Fees are listed on the attached document.

Renew Renewal All A titles administration levy is imposed on the anniversary of the day you received your title.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Application Fees and Annual Levies (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 Australian Government

Administering agency

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.