Exploration licence applications
Areas over which the Minister for Energy and Mining proposes to grant exploration licences (includes notification of applicant, location, pastoral lease if applicable, and map showing location and area).
Exploration release areas
Applicants can submit an application for a corresponding licence within the published timeframe for areas identified for release upon the expiry, surrender, partial surrender or cancellation of an exploration licence.
Special declared areas
The Minister for Energy and Mining may, pursuant to section 9A of the Mining Act 1971 (the Act), can declare an area of land to be exempt from the operation of certain provisions of the Act.