Mineral Exploration Licence - South Australia


This licence enables the holder to conduct exploratory operations only. It does not permit mining. Applicants are required to invest a minimum of $30 000 in exploration activity. Exploration for opals in specific areas of South Australia is also permitted under this licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Any person or company that has sufficient technical and financial resources required to undertake an exploration program.


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


2019-2020 fees:
$857 Application fee
$924 Advertising fee (payable when an offer for a licence is made to an applicant).
Contact the agency direct for further information.

Credit card, cheque, cash.

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1971 South Australia

Administering agency

Mineral 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:

Mining Registrar

Operating address: Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0884633000
Fax: 0884636518
Email: DEM.tenements@sa.gov.au
Website: http://minerals.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/contacts (Opens in new window)