Exploration Permit for Petroleum (Offshore) - South Australia


This permit enables the holder to explore for petroleum within the 3 nautical mile State Territorial waters. If petroleum is discovered applicants will need to apply for a production licence to produce petroleum and a pipeline licence to convey petroleum.

Service type


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


6 years.


2019-2020 fees:
$5,220 Application fee
Other annual fees apply; please contact the Agency

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (SA) 1982 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 2005 South Australia

Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Energy Resources Division

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Manager Resource Royalties and Licensing

Energy Resources Division

Department for Energy and Mining

Operating address: Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0884633204
Fax: 0884633229
Email: dpc.petroleum@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.petroleum.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/contacts (Opens in new window)