Petroleum Access Authority - Australian Government


You will require this authority if you intend to carry on certain petroleum exploration operations and certain operations relating to the recovery of petroleum, in the authority area.

The access authority entitles you to undertake petroleum and greenhouse gas formation, storage, exploration or development work outside of, but in close proximity to, the boundaries of that title area but not to make a well.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This authority may provide access to a vacant area or an area covered by another title. You must provide, to a holder of a title into which access was gained, a full report of the activities and data gathered from those activities carried out in a title area.

To be eligible, you must:

  • submit proposals of the operations you intend to carry out
  • identify the area in which you wish to carry out operations.


As designated


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $8250.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 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.