Mineral development licence - Queensland


To provide for the grant of a licence where a significant area of mineralisation has been discovered but where, for good reason, it is not proposed to proceed with the development of a mine at this time.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • have a current Exploration permit or another Mineral development licence at time of application for that area
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a registered company.


See Mineral development licence in other resources below.

Other resources

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Application process

You may make an application for a mineral development licence electronically using the MyMinesOnline system. Alternatively you may complete the application form and submit with any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.


This licence can be transferred upon grant.

The transferee must be at least 18 years of age or a registered company.

This permit can be transferred by requesting an Application for an indication of the approval of an assessable transfer (Form MMOL-04) by all holders, then submitting a completed Application for approval of an assessable transfer (Form MMOL-05) or a Request to register non-assessable transfer (Form MMOL-07) direct to the district office.

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

If the Mineral development licence is mortgaged:

  • the consent of the current mortgagee

If the assignee is a company:

  • proof of current registration or recognition in Queensland
  • proof of identity of assignee.

If the assignee is not a company:

  • proof that they have attained the age of 18 years

Licence document

  • any further conditions as specified in the notice of approval to exercise this assignment.

Replacement financial assurance. Further information may be required.

Additional information

A yearly rental notice is automatically issued.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Contact details

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Mining and Petroleum Operations

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines (Opens in new window)