Petroleum - Retention Lease / Licence - Northern Territory


This lease/licence enables a petroleum permit to be converted to a lease/licence whilst a resource is being assessed.

Lease/licences are applicable for activities in the following areas:

  • Northern Territory Territorial Waters (Coastal);
  • Onshore Northern Territory.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,642 - NT Territorial Waters (Coastal)
$3,967 - Onshore NT

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (NT) 1982 NT

Petroleum Act 1984 NT

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Energy Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Petroleum Registrar

Operating address: Fourth Floor, Centrepoint Building
48-50 Smith Street Mall
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 4550
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889997112
Fax: 0889995191
Website: (Opens in new window)