Geothermal energy exploration permit - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to explore for geothermal resources and evaluate the feasibility of geothermal production, including by production testing.

If you discover commercial quantities of geothermal resources, you can apply to have an area of your exploration permit declared as a potential geothermal commercial area (PGA). This will allow you to evaluate the potential production and market opportunities for the resource.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1437.36

Exploration permit for geothermal energy. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1145.86

Potential geothermal commercial area. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $3.18

Exploration permit rent per sub-block. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Application process


Complete an application form and lodge it through MyMinesOnline or a mines lodgement office. You can also apply through a call for tenders.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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