Title holders should note new banking and invoicing details as of 1 April 2017 due to the transition of the Division of Resources and Energy to the Department of Planning and Environment. Click here for more External link.

Online title services

Resources Customer Portal

The Resources Customer Portal provides convenient, online access to services offered by the Division of Resources and Geoscience. Users are able to initiate, save, manage, submit and pay for a title application from a single online location. The portal can be used by new and existing title holders and their agents.

New features and services will be included over time to ultimately improve visibility of how your applications are managed between your organisation and the Department, and help provide a better end-to-end customer experience.

The following services are currently available via the portal:

  • Application for an exploration licence (EL1).
  • Application to renew an exploration licence (EL5).
  • Notice to withdraw an application or objection (AD13).

Upon launch of the portal, you will no longer be able to submit applications for an exploration licence via MinView

Titles Administration System (TAS) database

The Titles Administration System (TAS) External link icon database serves as an operational database for the administration of all exploration and mining applications and titles in New South Wales. TAS may be accessed online providing you have a user account. A user account may be created by emailing tas.info@industry.nsw.gov.au

NSW Titles Viewer

NSW Titles Viewer External link icon enables the public to access and view frequently updated titles mapping and graphics information across NSW free of charge. Map images can be printed straight from the screen display or saved and inserted directly into word processing documents. An intuitive tool set allows the user to seamlessly pan, zoom as well as inquire about different Titles via a simple report. Read Instructions for NSW Titles Viewer (828.9 KB PDF)

For NSW Titles Viewer enquiries contact Russell Harris, phone 4931 6472 or email russell.harris@industry.nsw.gov.au.

NSW Claims Viewer

The NSW Claims Viewer External link allows you to view the field maps for Lightning Ridge Opal Fields.The viewer displays all current mineral claims, mining purpose leases and Western Lands Leases together with some cadastral information to assist in identifying vacant ground available for registration.

DIGS – exploration licence documents

The DIGS database External link stores and maintains information including:

  • title documents (deed and conditions)
  • mine working plan
  • activity approvals
  • database extracts and reports on exploration, mining and petroleum titles and associated dealings
  • any restrictions imposed under mining or petroleum legislation (mining reserves)

For detailed instructions on viewing or extracting data email titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au or for mine working plans email tas.info@industry.nsw.gov.au.

Adding licence and lease documents to DIGS is an ongoing project. If the documents that you are seeking are not yet available through DIGS please make a request by emailing titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au.

MinView

MinView is a web mapping application which provides free access to view, search and download a comprehensive range of geological and geoscientific data for NSW.

MinView also provides a range of supporting reference data by which to contextualise the geoscientific data including, present and past exploration and mining titles, areas available or not available for exploration and cadastral information.

You are no longer able to submit exploration licence applications via MinView. Submissions can be made via the Resources Customer Portal.

Conveyancing searches

Conveyancing searches may be undertaken by members of the public or solicitors acting on behalf of clients who are purchasing property or land and require formal confirmation of the search.

Searches list details of any mining or exploration titles and applications that affect a particular parcel of land. Refer to the Community and Landholders section of the website for further information regarding exploration and mining titles.

Request a conveyancing search to find out if a mining or exploration title affects a particular parcel of land (note that a fee applies to searches).

Go to Conveyancing searches

Titles information requests

All other requests for titles information must be in writing (letter, fax or email) and must specify exactly what information is required.

These requests must also be accompanied by an initial fee of $165 (including GST) payable by cheque or credit card (details and authorisation must be provided).

Requests for information should be directed as follows:

Area of Interest ContactEmailPhone
Coal and/or Petroleum Coal & Petroleum Titles Staff titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au  
Other Minerals Minerals Titles Staff titles.services@industry.nsw.gov.au  
Mine Workings Plans Mine Workings Plans Staff drafting.services@industry.nsw.gov.au 02 4931 6448

Posted written requests should be marked to the relevant contact and addressed to:

Division of Resources & Energy
Titles Unit
PO Box 344
Hunter Region Mail Centre  NSW  2310

If the time taken to extract and prepare information takes longer than one hour, further charges will accrue at a rate of $165 per hour or part thereof (see Schedule of Fees below).

These charges will be invoiced to the person making the request. The initial charge of $165 will include up to twenty pages of black and white printing. Any printing in excess of this amount or any colour printing must be charged at the rates shown in the Schedule of Fees below.

Customers that have accounts with the department for the provision of information will not be required to make the initial payment, but will be charged in accordance with the Schedule of Fees for all information provided.

Initial requests for information on mine workings plans should be directed to Mine Working Plan Staff on (02) 4931 6467. A further written request for this information may be required.

The provision of this information does not require payment of an upfront fee but will be supplied in accordance with the Schedule of Fees.

All requests will be dealt with in chronological order of receipt, but preference will be given to core business activities (administration of titles, maintenance of systems and mine mapping records).

Titles Information:

Fee

Initial request for information (includes first hour & some printing)

$165

Rate beyond first hour or part thereof

$165 per hour

Printing A3 & A4 (black & white)

$1.10 per page

Printing A3 & A4 (colour)

$2.20 per page

Plots A0 size (black & white)

$33

Plots A0 size (colour)

$55

Compact discs (CDs)

$55 per CD plus $20 per image on the CD

Hard copy images

in accordance with schedule of fees above

Request for Mine Survey Plans

An application for Request for Mine Survey Plans form must be completed. Under clause 127(2) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2014 the regulator is to keep the copy of any mine survey plan of a mine that was provided to the regulator following the closure of the mine and is to make copies of the plan available to people whom the regulator believes have a legitimate concern for health and safety arising from the closed mine.

For further information
Titles Services
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4063 6600
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4931 6776
titles.services@planning.nsw.gov.au
PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Postal:
Titles Services, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map