You will require this licence if you intend to conduct mineral exploration and / or production activities in NSW's offshore area.
A works licence is required if you intend to conduct any related activities in areas outside of a current offshore exploration, retention or mining licence you hold. 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.