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 $675.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $270.00

Administration fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $303.00

Rent per hectare. 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.