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Download Industry Guideline for Mineral (non coal) Explorers PDF (1.61 MB PDF).

This Guideline assists those interested in exploring and developing the State's mineral resources. It explains how the Act and exploration licences work, as well as outlining the responsibilities of applicants and licence holders.

Specifically, it includes information on:

  • key features of exploration licences
  • how to prepare and lodge an exploration licence application
  • how an application for an exploration licence is assessed
  • key obligations of exploration licence holders
  • obligations of exploration licence holders upon the renewal, transfer and surrender of an exploration licence.

It also includes a list of the relevant codes of practice, policies and guidelines, which are set out in Appendix A.