You will require this licence if you intend to carry out mining on specified land. The holder of the mining licence is entitled to carry out mining on the land covered by the licence, to explore for minerals and to construct facilities specified in the licence.
As of 1 March 2017, the use of coal-seam gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is illegal. No applications may be made for this activity within Victoria.
A licence holder must pay rent in relation to the land that the mining licence covers. This licence 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.