General Purpose Lease (Onshore Minerals) - Western Australia


You may need this lease if you intend to construct infrastructure relating to mining production activities in onshore areas of Western Australia.

A general purpose lease entitles you to exclusive occupation of the land. It may be granted for one of the following purposes:

  • erecting, placing and operating machinery in connection with mining operations
  • depositing or treating minerals or tailings obtain from any land
  • using the land for any other specified purpose directly connected with mining operations.

The maximum area you may be granted under a general purpose lease is 10 hectares, unless the Agency is satisfied that a larger area of land is necessary. You may apply for multiple general purpose leases. A general purpose lease is limited to 15 metres below the lowest part of the natural surface of the land.

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 lease you must be able to:

  • pay the required rent for the first year of the term of the lease
  • pay the required application fee.

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


21 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Fees and Charges - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1978 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulations 1981 Western Australia

Approval time

Approximately 3-6 months.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Minerals and Mining

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:


Minerals and Mining

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9222 3626
Fax: 08 9222 3444
Website: Minerals and Mining (Opens in new window)