Works licence (offshore) - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to carry out work directly connected to mineral exploration and / or production activities in Queensland's offshore area.

This licence covers activities outside the geographic area of your existing licence. It will authorise activities which are directly connected with work carried out under an existing offshore exploration, retention or mining licence, and which are necessary to perform that work.

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • hold an offshore exploration, retention or mining licence
  • provide details of the activities you propose to carry out
  • provide a map showing the location of the activities.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Application process


You must submit your application to the agency together with the following supporting documents:

  • details of the activities that the applicant proposes to carry out
  • a map that shows the proposed location of the activities
  • an address for service of notices under this Act and the regulations.

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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