Petroleum - Special Prospecting Authority - Northern Territory


A Special Prospecting Authority authorises the holder to carry on petroleum exploration operations in a block or blocks where a permit, lease or licence is not in force within the following areas:

  • Northern Territory Territorial Waters (Coastal).

Service type


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


Coastal Waters: $1,011

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (NT) 1982 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industry and Resources

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:

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)