Offshore Minerals Works Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to undertake operations outside of an exploration, retention or mining licence area, such as a wharf or jetty.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must hold either an Offshore Minerals Exploration Licence, Offshore Minerals Retention Licence or Offshore Minerals Mining Licence.

Your application must:

  • Include details of the activities you propose to carry out; and
  • Be accompanied by a map that shows the proposed location of the activities.


As specified on the licence, but not exceeding 5 years. This licence may be renewed.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $3000.00

Fees for 2023-24. Other fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal All $600.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Offshore Minerals Act 1994 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Minerals (Fees) Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science and Resources


Offshore Resources

Contact details

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