Offshore Petroleum Scientific Investigations Consent - Victoria


You will require this consent if you intend to undertake petroleum exploration operations in the course of a scientific investigation. This consent applies to a specific offshore area.

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 consent, you must:

  • apply using the prescribed application form
  • provide copies of a map showing the proposed areas
  • openly publish the details and results of the petroleum exploration activities completed as part of the investigation
  • provide any other details required by the Authority
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that a tenement may be required.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you abide by any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency, such as approval of Diving Project Plans and Safety Management Systems.

All tenements issued under the Act can be varied and transferred to another party with the approval of the Minister. With the approval of the Minister, dealings (agreements assigning interests to other parties and creating agreements) are also registered against tenements.


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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2010 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulations 2011 Victoria

Application process


Please submit your application and required attachments with the designated Authority.

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Earth Resources

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