Retention Licence - South Australia


Retention Licence (PRL, GRL or GSRL)
A petroleum, geothermal or gas storage retention licence (PRL, GRL or GSRL ) provides an exploration licensee with security of title over currently non-commercial discoveries for a reasonable period of time until they become commercial.

Service type


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


5 years; 15 years maximum for Petroleum Submerged Lands.


2019-2020 fees:
$4,666 Application fee
$2,090 Application fee (Petroleum Submerged Lands)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum & Geothermal Energy Regulations 2013 South Australia

Administering agency

Department for Energy and Mining

Energy Resources Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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General Manager Resource Royalties and Licensing

Energy 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: 0884633204
Fax: 0884633229
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