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LIGHTNING RIDGE PHONE OUTAGE:

The Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims Office is experiencing phone issues at the moment, you can contact the Office by email at Lightningridge.office@industry.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively you can contact the Maitland Branch on (02) 4931 6500. Apologies for the inconvenience.

In accordance with Schedule 9 of the Mining Regulation 2016, the following lodgement fees are payable in addition to an administrative levy.

IMPORTANT: Note that fees and charges are subject to change. For more information contact our Lightning Ridge office (details below).


Claims and opal prospecting licences

Class A - Standard Mineral Claim

Applications

  1 year grant 2 year grant 3 year grant 4 year grant 5 year grant
Application Fee $130 $130 $130 $130 $130
Security Bond $700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Administrative Levy $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Landholder Compensation $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Road Levy $25 $50 $75 $100 $125
Rehabilitation Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Mullock Dump Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Total $1,075 $1,320 $1,565 $1,810 $2,055

Transfers

Application fee to transfer a mineral claim $120
Security bond  $700 (ordinary)
$200 (residential)
Stamp Duty (payable at an approx rate of $12.50 per $1000 of the purchase price)   $10 (minimum)
Total Ordinary Claim $830 (min)
Residential Claim $330 (min)

Suspension of condition

Application fee for the suspension of conditions for 3 months $65

Renewals

  1 year renewal 2 year renewal 3 year renewal 4 year renewal 5 year renewal
Renewal Fee $100 $100 $100 $100 $100
Administrative Levy $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Landholder Compensation $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Road Levy $25 $50 $75 $100 $125
Rehabilitation Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Mullock Dump Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Total $345 $590 $835 $1080 $1,325

Opal prospecting licences

Application fee  $30
Security Bond  

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy

$100

Landholder Compensation $100 plus 10c per Hectare
TOTAL OPA1 $580
TOTAL OPA2 $580
TOTAL OPA3 $580
TOTAL OPA4 $730

Two hectare claims

Note that the fees for renewal are the same as for grants but are exclusive of the security bond.

Class B: 2 ha mineral claim available after 3 month OPB (12 month term with one renewal)

Application Fee $470
Term Admin Levy $100
Bond $5600 
Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $6315

Class C: 2 ha mineral claim available after 28 day OPB (70 day term)

Application Fee $180
Bond  

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy $100
Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
TOTAL OPA1 $775
TOTAL OPA2 $775
TOTAL OPA3 $775
TOTAL OPA4 $925

Class D: 2 ha mineral claim available for mining purposes — processing (up to 5 year term, renewable)

Application Fee $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond $700 (more security may be required) 
Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1415 (for 1 year term)

Class E: 2 ha mineral claim available for mining purposes — mullock stockpiling (up to 5 year term, renewable)

Application Fee $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond $700 (more security may be required) 
Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1415 (for 1 year term)

Class F: 2 ha available in areas within OPAs not covered by an OPB (70 day term)

Application Fee $180
Bond   

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy $100
Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
TOTAL OPA1 $775
TOTAL OPA2 $775
TOTAL OPA3 $775
TOTAL OPA4 $925

Class G: 2 ha mineral claim available for open cut mining operations (up to 5 year term, renewable)

Application Fee $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond

$700 (more security may be required)

Landholder Compensation $100
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1415 (for 1 year term)

Permits to enter

Application Fee $50
For further information
Lightning Ridge Office
Phone:
+61 (0)2 6829 9200
Fax:
+61 (0)2 6829 0825
LightningRidge.Office@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Mining, PO Box 314 Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Office:
60 Morilla Street Lightning Ridge NSW 2834 Map