Miner's Right Permit - Victoria

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit:

  • You may apply either electronically, orally or in writing;
  • Provide the name and address of applicant; and
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to hold this permit.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

10 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $24.20

Fees for 2017-18.

Application process

Apply

An online application process is available.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Energy and Earth Resources

Contact details

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

Licensing Officer

Energy and Earth Resources

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

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