Offshore Petroleum Production Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to carry on operations for the recovery of petroleum in any area located in any offshore areas of Western Australia.

The holder of an exploration permit or a retention lease can apply for a production licence within the permit or lease area. Where a commercial discovery is made, the successful explorer has a statutory right to the grant of a production licence.

The Minister can also invite applications for a production licence over an area, which is not part of any exploration permit or retention lease, when a reservoir is already known to exist.

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:

  • provide proposals for work and expenditure in the area which you intend to lease
  • provide evidence that the site is commercially viable
  • tender for any advertised known resources
  • provide all required information and documentation, including work plans and production development plans, to the relevant authority.

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 Amount Description
Apply Application All $7550.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 1990 Western Australia

Application process


Forms can be downloaded and submitted online through the Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR).

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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:

General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9222 3333
Website: Petroleum (Opens in new window)