Production Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to mine for petroleum products (category 4 minerals) or geothermal substances (category 6 minerals). This licence is given if you have an exploration licence or special exploration licence that specifies these categories.

A production licence is granted if the Minister is satisfied that there is sufficient amount of the mineral to justify the mining activity.

This licence grants you, or a person contracted by you, to conduct the following activities:

  • explore for certain categories of minerals
  • carry out production operations
  • enter or pass over Crown or private land.

Licensees are not permitted to conduct 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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old or a body corporate (or a combination of both)
  • have sufficient financial and technical resources
  • hold an applicable public liability insurance policy.

Licence applicants must also be able to supply a security deposit to cover the cost of rehabilitation or environmental liability in the event of default by the licensee.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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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

Application process


You must complete an application that includes any required documentation such as:

  • an outline of the exploration work and expected expenditure proposed to be carried out during the first two years of the licence
  • a description of the land area and the financial and technical resources available to the applicant
  • the likely effect on the environment.

Approval time

180 business days

Administering agency

Department of State Growth

Mineral Resources Tasmania

Contact details

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