Mining lease - Queensland


You will require this lease if you intend to conduct larger scale mining operations. Mining leases can be issued for any specific mineral.

This licence allows you to machine-mine for specified minerals and conduct other activities associated with mining or promoting the activity of mining.

You will be required to obtain the relevant environmental authority.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be a natural person of at least 18 years of age, or a company
  • hold a prospecting permit, exploration permit or mineral development licence
  • notify landholders about the application and provide them with particulars
  • come to an agreement with landholders in regard to compensation
  • address native title requirements.


Depends on identified reserves and projected mine life


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5053.02

Coal. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $899.94

Corundum, gemstones and other precious stones. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $899.94

Eluvial, colluvial, alluvial gold or tin. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1800.94

Other. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $66.42

Rent per hectare - variable rate. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Application process


You may make an application for a mining lease 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.

Transfer process


This lease can be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Service Delivery

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.