Geothermal Retention Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to occupy an area to assess the economic potential of the geothermal resources. It gives the holder the right to occupy the licence area and the exclusive right to conduct activities to evaluate the potential of the geothermal resources in the area but not the right to produce geothermal energy commercially.

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.

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 $10247.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Renewal All $10247.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Geothermal Retention Licence - 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

Northern Territory
Operating address: Centrepoint Building
Level 4
48 - 50 Smith Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4550
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 7112