You will need this licence if you intend to evaluate the development potential of a defined resource within Queensland's offshore area. Queensland's offshore area extends three nautical miles out from the coastal baseline. To undertake activities beyond this area, you will need to apply for a Commonwealth licence.
This licence allows you to conduct geoscientific programs (e.g. drilling, seismic surveys), mining feasibility studies, metallurgical testing and marketing and environmental engineering and design studies.