Exploration Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to explore for all minerals or opal.

Minerals include:

  • metallic minerals such as cobalt, gold, and silver
  • energy minerals such as coal or uranium
  • industrial minerals such as graphite, rare earth elements and salt.

Licence holders are not authorised to explore for extractive minerals. Licences will not be issued for current mining tenements or other areas not available for mining exploration, e.g. coastlines and wilderness areas.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years - generally granted for 1 year at a time, and may be renewed.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Mineral Resources Division

Contact details

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