Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence (EMEL) - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to explore for the following extractive minerals:

  • rock
  • sand
  • gravel
  • soil
  • peat.

This licence gives you the right to occupy the title area and explore for extractive minerals using reasonable exploration methods. You can apply for up to four adjoining blocks and have the right to apply for either of the following mineral titles for all or part of the area:

  • an extractive mineral permit - to take extractive minerals from the natural surface of the land only
  • an extractive mineral lease - to mine extractive minerals.

Service type


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


2 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $270.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $41.00

Rent per block. Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Titles Division

Contact details

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