You will require this permit if you are a prospector or fossicker and intend to prospect for minerals on unreserved Crown Land, or on private land where the permission of the landowner has been granted. Prospecting involves the use of metal detectors, hand tools, pans or simple sluices in the search for gold, gemstones and other minerals. This permit will transfer the ownership of any minerals found whilst prospecting to the holder of the permit.
This permit extends to the sea bed and its subsoil within the territorial limits of Victorian water.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.