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

Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Energy Resources Division

Contact details

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Energy Resources Division

Department for Energy and Mining

Operating address: Level 4
11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 320
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8463 3000
Email: DEM.Petroleum@sa.gov.au