Special Drilling Authorisation - Victoria


This authorisation allows a holder of a exploration permit, retention lease or an injection and monitoring licence to inject or monitor greenhouse gas storage formation.

This authorisation gives you the right to drill a well in the specified drilling area but doesn't provide exclusive rights to any greenhouse gas storage formations found.

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 on the authorisation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Special Drilling Authorisation - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

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, Precincts and Regions

Earth Resources

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Officer

Earth Resources

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Operating address: Level 15
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address: Earth Resources Information Centre
GPO BOX 2392
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 61 86
Email: customer.service@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Website: Earth Resources (Opens in new window)