General Purpose Lease - Western Australia


You will need this lease if you intend to construct infrastructure relating to mining production activities in onshore areas of Western Australia for one of the following purposes:

  • erecting, placing and operating machinery in connection with mining operations
  • depositing or treating minerals or tailings obtained 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. A general purpose lease is limited to 15 metres below the lowest part of the natural surface of the land.

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 will need to mark out the area of land you intend to be covered by your general purpose lease.


21 years unless surrendered, forfeited or renewed for further term(s).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Apply Application All $5000.00

Security, per lease. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1978 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulations 1981 Western Australia

Lodgement process


You will need to submit your application within 10 days of marking our your lease.

Additional information

You will need to pay a security if your application is successful.

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)