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.


Up to 5 years (renewable).


2019-2020 fees:
$857 Application fee
$924 Advertising fee
$5,711 Assessment fee.

Credit card, cheque or cash.


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Mining Registrar

Mineral Resources Division

Department for Energy and Mining

Operating address: Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0884633000
Fax: 0884636518
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