You will be required to apply for a geothermal exploration permit if you intend to explore for geothermal resources in the Northern Territory.
Geothermal energy is a low-emission alternative energy source to traditional fossil fuels. Heat from the earth, carried by hot water, can be used to generate electricity. It can also be used in industry, agriculture and for heating and cooling buildings and homes. Most areas of the NT are open to geothermal exploration.