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Special Access Authorisation - Victoria


This authorisation allows a person to carry out geothermal exploration in the specified area. It does not do authorise a person to make a well or give any rights to geothermal energy within the area.

It is not necessary for the holder of this authorisation to also have an exploration permit, retention lease or an injection and monitoring licence. However, if the area has a current permit, lease or licence holder, a copy of any factual information must be given to them within the prescribed time period.

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 authority, you must:

  • apply using the prescribed application form
  • describe and precisely identify the area for which the authorisation is sought
  • describe the geothermal energy exploration that is sought
  • submit details of technical qualifications and advice
  • pay the prescribed fees.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Greenhouse Gas Geological Sequestration Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Greenhouse Gas Geological Sequestration Regulations 2019 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Earth Resources

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.