Extractive Industry Licence - Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to operate an extractive industry. An extractive industry involves the quarrying and excavation of stone, gravel, clay, limestone, loam and other materials. This includes activities associated with the extraction process, such as:

  • stripping vegetation and top soil
  • stockpiling, excavating and earthworks
  • loading of trucks and associated vehicle movements
  • blasting rehabilitation.

This licence is required for all land other than Crown Land. However, it does not apply to the extraction of minerals authorised under mining legislation, or to a land owner extracting materials from their own land whose sole purpose is to use those materials on that land. You may also be required to obtain planning approval to operate your extractive industry.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 licence you must submit to the Council:


  • Three copies of a plan of the excavation site to a scale of between 1:500 and 1:200 outlining all the significant locations likely to be affected by the excavation;
  • Three copies of a works and excavation programme containing details of the nature of the excavation;
  • Three copies of a rehabilitation and decommissioning programme including the objectives of the programme and the future safety of the site;
  • A certificate from a licensed surveyor certifying the correctness of the plans proposed;
  • Consent in writing from the owner of the excavation site;
  • Evidence that a notice of clearing has been given to the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation if it is required; and
  • Evidence of a current public liability insurance policy has been taken out in the joint names of the licensee and the local government indemnifying both parties for a sum of not less than $10,000,000.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Until 31 December each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $739.00

Fees for 2023-24

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Extractive Industries Local Law 1999

Administering agency

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Contact details

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