Geothermal Production Lease - Northern Territory


You will be required to apply for this lease if you intend to conduct activities related to the production of geothermal energy and power generation.

Geothermal energy is extracted by drilling wells up to 5km deep into areas of hot rock or underground aquifers that contain hot water.

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.

If you require any further information, please contact the Department.

Service type


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50000.00 Application fee.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Production Lease Application Form - Please contact the department to obtain relevant forms.

Act(s) name

Geothermal Energy Act 2009 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Geothermal Energy Regulations 2009 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Energy 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:

Geothermal Registrar

Energy Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Operating address: 4th Floor Centrepoint Building
48-50 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 4550
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889997112
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