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.

This licence will not allow you to explore for extractive minerals.

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 five years - generally granted for one 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.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Mining Fee Schedule - PDF (Opens in new window)

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.