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. If you intend 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.