Extractive Industry Licence - 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:

  • Establish that the extractive work proposed will not be detrimental to the proposed area;
  • Obtain all relevant planning permits from the Council;
  • Provide information on the estimated timing and stages of the proposed excavation;
  • Provide details of the methods to be employed in the proposed excavation and a description of any on site processing works;
  • Provide a bond, bank guarantee or other security to ensure that the proposed area will be properly restored or reinstated;
  • Provide a description of the measures to be taken to comply with the Environmental Protection Regulations; and
  • Have at all times a current liability insurance policy taken out in the joint names of the licensee and the local government.


No more than 21 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00 -
Apply Licence All -

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Transfer All $105.00 -


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for an Extractive Industry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Extractive Industries Local Law 2000

Administering agency

City of Rockingham

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

City of Rockingham

Operating address: Civic Boulevard
Rockingham, Western Australia 6168
Mailing address: PO BOX 2142
Rockingham DC, Western Australia 6967
Phone: 08 9528 0333
Fax: 08 9592 1705
Email: customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Rockingham (Opens in new window)