District prospecting permit - Queensland

Description

This permit is required for:

  • authority to enter land for the purposes of applying for a mining claim or mining lease over that land;
  • prospecting;
  • hand mining for minerals other than coal with the consent of the landowner.

NB Some areas of the state are restricted. For further information contact the appropriate mining registrar. Until further notice this permit will only be issued for pegging of a mining lease or mining claim. (Native title implications).

A district prospecting permit is in respect of all land within the mining district.

The applicant is required to obtain written consent of each land owner upon whose lands/he wishes to enter. Unless consent of the land owner is obtained, the permit holder cannot enter within 100 metres laterally of a permanent building used for accommodation or business, community, sporting or recreational purposes or places of worship and within 50 metres laterally of a dam, principal stock yard, bore or artesian well, cemetery or burial place.

Applicant will need detailed information from the appropriate mining registrar at the time of application

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

This permit remains in effect for at least one month, up to a maximum of 12 months. (The term is nominated and paid for at time of application).

Fees

See Prospecting permit in other resources below.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources Act 1989 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Mineral Resources Regulation 2013 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this permit by completing and submitting the application form, with any attachments and the prescibed fee at a Mines lodgement office.

Transfer

This permit cannot be transferred

Additional information

A district prospecting permit is in respect of all land within the mining district.

The applicant is required to obtain written consent of each land owner upon whose lands/he wishes to enter.

Unless consent of the land owner is obtained, the permit holder cannot enter within 100 metres laterally of a permanent building used for accommodation or business, community, sporting or recreational purposes or places of worship and within 50 metres laterally of a dam, principal stock yard, bore or artesian well, cemetery or burial place.

Until further notice this permit will only be issued for pegging of a mining lease or mining claim. (Native title implications).

Applicant will need detailed information from the appropriate mining registrar at the time of application.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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.

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

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