Fossicking licence - Queensland

Description

You will require this licence if you are a tour operator and intend to take clients to fossick for gemstones, ornamental stones, mineral specimens, and alluvial gold for recreational and tourist purposes.

Land that has been designated as a fossicking area can be both either publicly or privately owned. It is the tour operators duty to seek the landowner's approval before fossicking can commence on the land, except for designated fossicking land, fossicking areas or areas where landowners have given 'general permission' for entry to the Mining Registrar.

A commercial tour operators licence does not include an exploration permit or camping permit, these must be obtained separately. Licence holders must comply with the Act and Regulations regarding activities.

On mining tenements tenure holder's permission is required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must have attained at least 18 years of age.

Duration

Depending on the licence, from one month to one year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $64.75

Commercial tour operator fossicking licence - for one month

Apply Application All $558.00

Commercial tour operator fossicking licence - for one year

Forms

Application process

Apply

You can obtain a fossicking licence online or from the nearest regional or district office or a fossicking licence agent.

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

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:

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 07 3199 8133
Email: mines_online@dnrme.qld.gov.au