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.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $11156.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Renewal All $11156.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Variation All $222.00

Variation, suspension or extension. Fees for 2023-24


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

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