Permit to Prospect on Land within an Existing Exploration Licence - Western Australia


You will need this permit to prospect for minerals on Crown land that is the subject of an exploration licence held by someone else. You must apply for this permit as an individual, or jointly with one or two other individuals. This licence cannot be held by a corporation, association or any other organisation.

Your permit will specify the area of land on which you are authorised to prospect for minerals. The maximum area is 10 connected graticular blocks within an exploration licence (one block is approximately 310 hectares). The maximum sample limit is 20 kilograms.

This permit does not authorise you to use explosives or power tools - only hand tools may be used. You may not prospect within 100 metres of any activities that are being carried out under the authority of an exploration licence.

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 permit you must:

  • hold a current Miner's Right
  • provide any information required by the Agency.

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


Permit is granted for a period of 3 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $99.00

Fees for 2021-22


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

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)