Prospecting Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to prospect on land outside of a declared fossicking area. Permissible fossicking activities include:


  • the collection of rock, mineral, water or soil samples by hand
  • mapping of the area of land to which the licence relates
  • the use of hand-held instruments to take geological measurements.

This permit does not allow the use of mechanical machinery, explosives, sluices, trommels and motorised pumps during prospecting activities. Other rules apply, please check with the Agency for further details.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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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 Conditions Relating to Prospecting Licences - PDF (Opens in new window)
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

5 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.