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- Fee schedule
- Forms and templates
- Production tenement online applications
- PEPR and MOP online applications
- Change in operations applications
- PEPR, MOP and change in operations fee calculator
- Searching the Mining Register
- COVID-19 fee relief for mineral resources sector
- Fee structure from 1 January 2020
- Contact us
Fees under the Mining Act and the Opal Mining Act for the 2022/2023 financial year can be found on the relevant fee schedules:
A small number of fees linked to the registration of mortgages, caveats and other registerable dealings have been reduced. These reduced fees came into effect on 1 July 2022.
Forms and templates
Approved forms and templates need to be completed for registration of a mineral claim, lease and licence applications, and some other activities associated with a lease, licence or tenement.
Note that updates are still being made to forms and templates as a result of recent legislative amendments. Work will continue to progress during 2021 to finalise the forms and templates.
Links to current forms, templates and online lodgement (where available) are available at:
Production tenement online applications
The following production tenement applications can be made online:
- Mining lease application (extractive, industrial, defined impact template, metallic and all other minerals)
- Miscellaneous purposes licence application
- Retention lease application
PEPR and MOP online applications
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and mine operations plan (MOP) submissions must be made online using the following submission forms:
PEPR and MOP submissions no longer require hardcopy versions to be provided. Electronic submissions only are required. Electronic copies can be uploaded to the submission form.
You can use the fee calculator to determine the fee relevant to the submission of exploration, quarrying and mining programs (PEPRs and MOPs).
Payment of the PEPR and MOP fees can be made as part of the submission using a credit card (or through EFT for large fees).
You will be able to track the progress of your PEPR and MOP assessment using an assessment tracker in SARIG.
Change in operations applications
Change in operations applications must be made online using the following submission form:
Payment of the application fee can be made as part of the submission using a credit card (or through EFT for large fees).
PEPR, MOP and change in operations fee calculator
The fee calculator provides a guide to the fees required when submitting a PEPR for exploration or mining, or a MOP and for a change in operations application:
Searching the Mining Register
From 1 January 2021 there are no fees payable to undertake a search of the Mining Register.
During 2021 the information available for download from the Mining Register will be expanded.
Access to the Mining Register is available via:
Frequently asked questions
Visit the frequently asked questions for more information about how the fee changes affect lease and licence applications, rent payable and PEPRs.