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.


Two years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $248.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All -

Rent - $38 per block.

Fees for 2021-22

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Services Officer

Titles Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: Centrepoint Building
Floor 5
50 Smith Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4550
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 5322
Fax: 08 8981 7106
Email: titles.info@nt.gov.au
Website: Department of Primary Industry and Resources (Opens in new window)