Retention Lease - South Australia


This lease grants security of tenure to conduct further exploratory operations. It is only issued to the holder of a Mineral Claim and may be granted if the mineral is not economically viable or if a radioactive mineral is being sought. This licence is not contained in the business activity module because it is issued to holders of a mineral claim who fall into the above category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Must be the holder of a Mineral Claim.


Up to 5 years (renewable).


$798.00 Application,
$861.00 Advertising,
$5,322.00 Assessment fees.

credit card, cheque, cash.

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1971 SA

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.

Mining Registrar

Operating address: Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0884633000
Fax: 0884636518
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