Extractive Mineral Lease (EML) - Northern Territory


You will need a lease if you intend to take sand, gravel, rock or soil from the natural surface of the land,  or conduct extensive quarrying operations.

As a lease holder, you have the right to occupy the title area, and exclusive rights to mine extractive minerals in the area.

You may also carry out any of the following associated activities:

  • processing of extractive minerals
  • removal of extractive minerals
  • storage of waste and other material
  • any other activities approved in the lease.

Service type


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


Up to 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $620.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $248.00

Administration fee. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $279.00

Rent per hectare. 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)