Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence or Mineral Authority for an Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence - Northern Territory


The Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence (EMEL) allows the holder to explore for extractive minerals eg. sand, gravel.

Service type


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


2 years, not renewable.


Application fee: $242 (200 revenue units)
$36 per block per year (30 revenue units)

Advertising Cost: These costs will vary depending on the type of land tenure and location of the application area.
(Revenue Unit is $1.21 in 2019/20)

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

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)