Key info

  • A mining lease gives you exclusive rights to mine for minerals over a specific area of land.
  • You must be 18 or over to apply.
  • Mining leases are granted for the life of the mining project.
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    About applying for or renewing a mining lease

    Mining leases can be granted for the following mineral categories:

    • Category 1 - metallic minerals and atomic substances
    • Category 2 - coal, peat, lignite, and oil shale
    • Category 3 - construction minerals including stone, clay and sand
    • Category 4 - petroleum products except oil shale
    • Category 5 - industrial minerals, precious and semi-precious stones
    • Category 6 - geothermal substances.

    How to apply or renew

    If you are applying by email or post, you must call (03) 6165 4800 first to pay the fee.

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    Find your nearest Service Centreinfo@mrt.tas.gov.auPO Box 672
    Burnie, TAS 7320

    You can also apply in-person at the MRT Burnie or Hobart Office.

    What you need to apply or renew

    To apply you must:

    • submit a completed application form (PDF, 296KB)
    • provide supporting documents
    • provide proof of identity
    • pay the licence fee.

    Please see Mineral Resources Tasmania for a full list of the documents needed to support the application.

    To renew, you must:

    • submit a completed renewal form (PDF, 261KB)
    • pay the licence fee
    • provide supporting documents, including a:
      • public liability insurance policy document
      • current mining plan
      • security deposit, and
      • current compensation agreement with relevant landowner/s if required under the conditions of the mining lease.

    Can I apply or renew?

    You must be 18 or over.

    Proving your identity

    For individuals you must provide a photocopy of your:

    • driver licence, or
    • passport.

    For a company you must provide a photocopy of:

    • a certificate of incorporation, or
    • an Australian Companies Number (ACN) and list of directors or office holders.

    How much it costs

    TypeCost

    Mining lease

    $1,462

    Mining lease renewal

    $969

    Retention licence

    $1,462

    Exploration licence

    $1,462

    Prospecting licence

    $34

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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    More Information

    Please visit Mineral Resources Tasmania for more information on applying for or renewing a mining lease.