Annual and application fees which are payable in accordance with the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 are detailed in the tables below.

Fees are current as at 1 July 2022.

In accordance with the Act, annual licences fee for a low level surveillance operator may be reduced by an amount not exceeding 50%.

Exploration Licence (PEL, GEL or GSEL)

Application fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area10,000 km2 per PEL
3,000 km2 per GEL
2,500 km2 per GSEL
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*minimum $4,176 or $1.65 per km2 whichever is the greater
Initial term of licence5 years
Relinquishment at end of term50% or 33.3%
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Application for variation - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Application for suspension - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal term5 years

Petroleum Retention Licence (PRL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area100 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*Minimum $4,176 or $502 per km2 which ever is greater
Initial term5 Years
Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal termRenewable for further 5 year terms

Geothermal Retention Licence (GRL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area1,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*Minimum $4,176 or $181 per km2 which ever is greater
Initial term5 Years
Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal termRenewable for further 5 year terms

Gas Storage Retention Licence (GSRL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area1,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*Minimum $4,176 or $181 per km2 which ever is greater
Initial term5 Years
Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal termRenewable for further 5 year terms

Petroleum Production Licence (PPL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area100 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*minimum $4,176 or $768 per km2 whichever is the greater
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST)$2,469 (as applicable)
Initial and 1st renewal term21 years
Royalty Rate (of wellhead value)10%

Geothermal Production Licence (GPL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area1,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*minimum $4,176 or $181 per km2 whichever is the greater
Initial and 1st renewal termN/A
Royalty Rate (of wellhead value)2.5%

Gas Storage Licence (GSL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area 1,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*minimum $4,176 or $181 per km2 whichever is the greater
Initial and 1st renewal termN/A
Royalty Rate (of wellhead value)N/A

Pipeline Licence (PL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Term21 years
Annual fee per km - (Exempt from GST)*minimum $4,176 or $421 per km (whichever is the greater)
Renewal Fee - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Variation Fee - (Exempt from GST)$2,469

Preliminary Survey Licence (PSL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum areaN/A
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*Minimum $4,176 or $1.65 per km2 which ever is greater
Initial term1 year
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal termYearly

Speculative Survey Licence (SSL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area10,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)*Minimum $4,176 or $1.65 per km2 which ever is greater
Initial term1 year
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST)$2,469
Renewal termYearly

Associated Activities Licence (AAL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum area5 km2 for a permanent activity or 1,500 km2 in any other case
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,176 or $2,089 per km2 whichever is the greater for a permanent activity or $4,176 in any other case
Term (Permanent Activity)Granted for the same term and renewable at the same time as the primary licence
Term (Temporary Activity)Granted for a term determined by the Minister

Special Facilities Licence (SFL)

Application Fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,937
Maximum areaLimited to an area no greater than 5 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST)$4,176 or $2,230 per km2 of the total licence area, whichever is the greater
Initial termGranted for a term determined by the Minister

Payment of regulated fees

Regulated fee and royalty payments can be made by cheque made payable to Department for Energy and Mining, or by direct bank transfer to:

BankCommonwealth Bank of Australia
100 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
BSB065-266
BIC/Swift CodeCTBAAU2S
Account NameDepartment for Energy and Mining Collections
Account Number10022561

Please forward remittance advice to:

EmailARReceipting@sharedservices.sa.gov.au
Fax(08) 8124 9804
ABN83 768 683 934

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