Exploration Licence for Petroleum (Offshore) - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to explore for petroleum offshore.

This licence will allow you to explore for petroleum within the three-nautical mile territorial sea.

You will need a production licence if you intend to produce petroleum and a pipeline licence if you intend to convey petroleum.

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.


Licence is initially valid for six years, with five year renewal terms.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7500.00

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $10000.00

Annual Fee. Fees for 2022-23


Other resources

Application process


Applications can only be made in response to an invitation for a permit over vacant acreage through the acreage release process.

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.