Mining Lease - Tasmania


You will need this lease if you intend to undertake mining or quarrying activities. A mining lease will only be given in relation to the following categories of minerals:


  • category 1: metallic minerals and atomic substances
  • category 2: coal, peat, lignite, oil shale and coal seam gas
  • category 3: rock, stone, gravel, sand and clay used in construction, bricks and ceramics
  • category 5: industrial minerals, precious stones, semi-precious stones.

Category 4 and 6 minerals come under the production licence.


A mining lease authorises you, or a person contracted by you, to carry out the following activities:


  • carry out mining operations for the specified minerals
  • enter or pass over Crown or private land.

This lease does not permit activities on private land without the consent of the owner and occupier of the land, within 100 metres of the surface of any natural lake, dam, reservoir, well, artificial pond, or any substantial dwelling or building. Suitable notice must be given to the landowner before entry.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this lease you must:


  • provide an appropriate mining plan
  • provide the necessary documentation with your application, including proof of the proposed site marked out
  • demonstrate an understanding of the legislation and be willing and able to comply with them
  • have sufficient financial and technical resources
  • provide information relating to the likely impact on the environment
  • demonstrate there is a sufficient quantity of minerals to mine.


A lease is in force until it is revoked. Notice must be given three months before the lease ceases.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Fees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Mineral Resources Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Approval time

180 business days

Administering agency

Department of State Growth

Mineral Resources Tasmania

Contact details

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