Mineral development licence (offshore) - Queensland

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • hold an exploration licence for the area you intend to evaluate
  • apply for a group with a discrete area made up of no more than 20 blocks
  • give reasons why you intend to apply for a development licence rather than a lease
  • have adequate financial resources
  • hold the relevant technical qualifications.

Duration

Up to five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a mineral development licence - Please contact the administering agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Application process

Apply

You must submit your application to the department together with supporting documents outlining the details of:

  • the reasons that the applicant is applying for a mineral development licence rather than a mining lease
  • the mineral deposit that the applicant has identified and evaluated and that the applicant believes is commercially viable in the longer term
  • the applicant's assessment of the present and potential commercial viability of the mineral deposit
  • the overall work program that the applicant has already carried out under the exploration permit on the sub-blocks covered by the application
  • the amount of money that the applicant has already spent under the exploration permit on and in connection with the sub-blocks covered by the application
  • the activities that the applicant intends to carry out on the sub-blocks covered by the application
  • the amount of money that the applicant intends to spend on and in connection with those activities
  • the technical qualifications of the applicant and of the applicant's employees who are likely to be involved in activities authorised by the tenure
  • the technical advice available to the applicant
  • the financial resources available to the applicant.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

MyMinesOnline Helpdesk

Department of Resources

Queensland
Phone: 07 3199 8133
Email: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Resources (Opens in new window)