Mining Lease - Western Australia


You will need this lease if you intend to conduct mining production activities in Western Australia's onshore areas including:

  • working and mining the land for any minerals
  • taking and removing minerals and disposing of them
  • taking and diverting water from any natural spring, lake, pool or stream for domestic or mining purposes
  • do any and all things necessary to effectually carry out mining operations in, on or under the land.

You would ordinarily apply for this lease for an area over which you already hold an exploration licence. Exploration licence holders may need this lease when the exploration stage has reached a level of maturity, provided that the ground remains prospective and a resource has been discovered that can be developed commercially.

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 mining lease.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to satisfy the minimum annual expenditure requirements for the land under your licence (unless you are exempted), pay any royalties and submit all necessary reports.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
General Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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 Energy, 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.