Exploration Licence in Retention or Mineral Authority for an Exploration Licence in Retention - Northern Territory


An Exploration Licence in Retention allows the holder to carry out on or in respect of the licence area such geological, geophysical and geochemical programs and other operations and works as are reasonably necessary to evaluate the development potential of any ore body or anomalous zone of possible economic potential occurring in or on the land.
Applicants must hold a granted Exploration Licence over the land area (at the time of application).

Service type


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


5 years. May be renewed more than once.


Fee: Application Fee: $242 (200 revenue units)
Annual Administration Fee: $242 (200 revenue units)
Annual Rent: $21* per hectare *GST Exempt
Revenue Unit is $1.21 in 2019 - 2020

*GST Exempt

Act(s) name

Mineral Titles Act 2010 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Titles Division

Contact details

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

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Customer Services Officer

Operating address: Fifth Floor, Centrepoint Building
50 Smith Street Mall
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 4550
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889995322
Fax: 0889817106
Email: titles.info@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.minerals.nt.gov.au (Opens in new window)