Onshore Petroleum Production Lease - New South Wales


An Onshore Petroleum Production Lease is required to obtain the exclusive right to conduct petroleum mining operations on land included in the lease. This lease will allow you to construct and maintain such works, buildings, plant, waterways, roads, pipelines, dams, reservoirs, tanks, pumping stations, tramways, railways, telephone lines, electric powerlines and other structures and equipment as are necessary.

Please be aware that a production lease will only be granted to an application that holds an exploration licence or an assessment lease.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this lease, you must:

  • have an exploration licence or assessment lease for the land intended to be leased
  • provide details of proposed work, including work program, methods and area of exploration, your qualifications and any technical advisers to be employed, estimated costs
  • provide details of available finances to prove sufficient funds to carry out exploration, including the latest annual report or audited accounts. If finance is provided by another company, must provide letter of guarantee for finances
  • publish your application for lease within 21 days of lodgement in a newspaper widely circulated in the State.

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


Duration is dependent on terms of lease up to a maximum of 21 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50000.00 -
Apply Licence All $5000.00 Only associated with methane drainage in or over a colliery.
Apply Licence All $40000.00 -
Renew Renewal All $5000.00 If associated with methane drainage in or over a colliery.
Renew Renewal All $40000.00 -

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

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:

General Enquiries

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Department of Regional NSW

New South Wales
Operating address: 516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address: PO BOX K348
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Phone: 02 4063 6500
Phone: 1300 736 122
Website: Division of Resources and Geoscience (Opens in new window)