Mining Licence - Victoria

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

Information required in application for mining licence:

  • Name, address and contact details;
  • If the applicant is a company, then provide a list of the directors and copy of the certificate of registration of the company;
  • Area of land applied in hectares;
  • Attached map of 1:25,000 scale or larger of the land applied for;
  • Names and addresses of any owners of private land covered by the application;
  • If the land contains Crown Land, then all relevant documentation involving use of Crown Land for commercial purposes;
  • If the application includes land that is covered by an exploration, prospecting or retention licence, indicate who holds that licence and include a letter of consent.
  • The term required in years;
  • Estimated annual expenditure for the first five years;
  • Evidence of financial capability;
  • Names and qualifications of technical advisors;
  • Details of any previous experience mining activities;
  • Documentation to show that the applicant is a fit and proper person;
  • Details of the proposed work program; and
  • Preferred annual reporting date.

The land area must not exceed 260 hectares. Please note that a tenement may be required.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

It is required that you advertise the approval of the Mining Licence in the locality near where the licence was granted. This must be done with 14 days of being notified of the licences acceptance. It must be advertised in the newspaper and on an appropriate website.

Duration

The maximum term for a Mining Licence is 20 years. Licences can be renewed.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Other fees may apply. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $3729.90

Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $1090.70

Fees for 2017-18.

Transfer Transfer Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $203.30

Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $388.20

Change of conditions. Fees for 2017-18.

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

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)