Onshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority (PSPA) - New South Wales

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to carry out works on, or to remove samples from, land for the purpose of testing the quality and quantity of petroleum and the potential to recover petroleum from the land. Please be aware that there is currently a freeze on assessing new applications for this licence. No new applications will be considered until the Strategic Release Framework is in place.

This approval gives you the exclusive right to conduct one of the following activities on specified NSW land:

  • speculative geological, geophysical or geochemical surveys
  • scientific investigations.

Please be aware that you may be granted a low-impact prospecting title if the Agency determines that your activities are unlikely to impact upon the land.

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 authority you must provide:

  • the application fee and form
  • a map or plan, drawn in accordance with the regulations, on which there is explanation of the boundaries of the area to which the title is intended to apply
  • a proposed work program complying with the regulations and indicating the nature and extent of operations to be carried on under the authority of the title
  • evidence of your financial standing
  • evidence of your technical qualifications and technical advisers.

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

Duration

A term not exceeding 12 months, as decided by the Agency.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Onshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority Application - There is a freeze on assessing new applications. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Vary All Application for Variation of a Low-Impact Exploration Licence to Authorise Additional Prospecting or Prospecting Operations - PDF

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2016 NSW

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Division of Resources and Energy

Mineral Resources

Contact details

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

Title Services

Mineral Resources

Division of Resources and Energy

Department of Planning and Environment

Operating address: 516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address: PO Box 344
Hunter Regional Mail Centre
NSW 2310
Phone: 02 4931 6500
Fax: 02 4931 6776
Email: Titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au