Approval to mine for other minerals or use for other purpose - Queensland


This approval is required to mine for a mineral or minerals not specified in the mining lease OR to use land for a purpose not specified in the lease.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The applicant must have a mining lease.


This approval remains in effect for the term of the lease and any renewal of that term.


See the Application to amend an environmental authority under Forms

Application process

You can obtain this approval by writing a letter and submitting with a completed Application to amend an environmental authority to your regional or district office. (A fee to apply to amend the environmental authority also applies.)


This approval cannot be transferred to another tenure.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

Mining and Petroleum Operations

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:

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)