This authority will allow you to carry on petroleum exploration operations in an area that is not covered by any other petroleum permit, lease or licence. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast. Please be aware that this authority does not allow the drilling of wells.
This authority may be granted over a block, as long as none of the following are in force over the block:
- Exploration Permit
- Retention Lease
- Production Licence
- Pipeline Licence.