Mining Lease (Onshore Minerals) - Western Australia


You will need this lease if you intend to conduct mining production activities in Western Australia's onshore areas. You would ordinarily apply for this lease for an area over which you already hold an exploration licence.

If you already hold an exploration licence you may need a Mining Lease when the exploration stage has reached a level of maturity provided that the ground remains prospective and a resource has been discovered that is able to be developed commercially.

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:

  • submit a mining proposal
  • provide a statement setting out information required by the Agency, including when the mining will commence, the likely method of mining, and the location and area of the land required for activities associated with the mining operations
  • submit a mineralisation report prepared by a qualified person.

You must also:

  • submit any required forms
  • 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
General Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Mining Act 1978 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mining Regulations 1981 Western Australia

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

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)