Exploration permit - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to explore for petroleum in Queensland coastal areas. Queensland coastal areas extend three miles from the coastline of Queensland.

A petroleum permit is granted over a defined area called a block. The agency may publish a notice inviting applications for a permit over particular blocks. The maximum number of blocks you are able to apply for is 400.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must provide any information required by the Agency, including your technical qualifications, financial resources and proposals for work and expenditure.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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