Precious Stones Prospecting Permit - South Australia


This permit enables the holder to prospect for opals and other precious stones and to peg a precious stones claim or opal development lease.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16 years. Identification and fees must be produced at the time of application.


1 year (renewable).


2019-2020 fees:
$74 Application Fee.

credit card, cheque, cash.

Act(s) name

Opal Mining Act 1995 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:

Opal Mining Registrar

Operating address: TAFE Building
Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Mailing address: DSD - Coober Pedy Office
PO Box 475
Coober Pedy SA 5723
Phone: 0886725800
Fax: 0886725788
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