Transit and Mining Access Entry Permits for Aboriginal Reserves - Western Australia

Description

You may require a permit if you intend to undertake certain activities in Aboriginal reserves and communities. The two types of permits available are transit permits and mining access permits. Transit permits are required if you intend to enter and pass through certain Aboriginal reserves and are generally issued on a short-term basis. They usually apply if you intend to:

  • visit or travel through for tourism, recreation or business purposes
  • visit art or cultural centres
  • conduct pre-arranged business with communities.

Mining access permits are required if you intend to:

  • conduct any mining activity, such as surveying and / or marking out of tenements, fossicking, prospecting, exploring and mining
  • travel through to access other mining tenements for prospecting, exploration or mining purposes.

The approval of the specific Aboriginal community you intend to visit may be required before you undertake commercial activities on reserve or community land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a transit permit, you will need to justify your visit and comply with any community guidelines. To be eligible for a mining access permit, you must gain permission to undertake mining activities. You may require the advice from the Agency on the granting of mining permits in Aboriginal reserves.

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

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Most permits are free of charge. However, it should be noted that some Aboriginal communities do levy an entry, camping or activity fee for people intending to visit or remain on a reserve for an extended period (for example: in the Kimberley Region where tourists stay over for fishing activities).

Other resources

Act(s) name

Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 WA

Regulation(s) name

Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act Regulations 1972 WA

Application process

Apply

You can apply for most travel permits online. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on how to apply for a mining access permit.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Aboriginal Affairs

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Permits Officer

Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Operating address: Ground Floor
151 Royal St
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: PO BOX 3153
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 651 077
Fax: 08 6551 8088
Email: permits_queries@daa.wa.gov.au