Mineral Claim - New South Wales

Description

You will require this claim if you intend to become the owner of minerals within a designated area of a mineral claims district.

A mineral claims district is an area designated by the Agency. For example, the Lightening Ridge Mineral Claims District. Claims may be granted over any mineral, except coal, and are restricted to a maximum of two hectares in area. A claim will not be approved if it overlaps:

  • another person's prospecting area
  • an area designated by the Agency as a reserve
  • an area subject to an assessment lease, mining lease, mineral claim or exploration licence for the same minerals.

The claim may be granted over both Crown or private land, and gives you the exclusive right to prospect and mine for the mineral or minerals specified in your claim.

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 claim, you must

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • attend a mining safety course
  • specify the mineral you intend to claim
  • mark the required area
  • create a plan of the area
  • notify any affected landholders of your claim
  • attend an environmental awareness course.

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

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Expiry

Anniversary of date of issue (maximum five years).

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Mineral Claim - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1992 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Lodgement process

Apply

For private land, the written consent of the owner and occupier of the land must be provided.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Lightning Ridge Office

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: 323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX K348
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Phone: 02 4063 6500
Phone: 1300 736 122
Email: lightningridge.office@planning.nsw.gov.au
Website: Division of Resources and Geoscience (Opens in new window)