Works Licence (Offshore Minerals) - New South Wales


You may need this licence if you intend to conduct mineral exploration and / or production activities in NSW's offshore area.

A works licence is required before you can conduct activities that fall outside the scope of your current offshore exploration, retention or mining licence. The proposed work must be directly connected to the activities authorised under your current licence.

NSW's offshore area extends to three nautical miles from the coastal baseline. If you intend to undertake exploration activities outside this area, you will need to apply for a licence under Commonwealth legislation.

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 licence, you must:

  • hold an offshore exploration, retention or mining licence
  • provide details of the activities you propose to carry out
  • provide a map showing the location of the activities.


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Act(s) name

Offshore Minerals Act 1999 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Minerals Regulation 2020 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

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Contact details

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