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Licensing and Approvals

RRAM is the Resource Rights Allocation and Management solution that Earth Resources Regulation has developed in consultation with the earth resources industries, to administer and regulate Victorian mining and petroleum tenement activities.

Proponents and tenement holders can now access the RRAM Business Portal via the internet to apply for a tenement, complete a work plan, track the status of their application, pay fees and complete their reporting. 

The RRAM Business Portal is simple to use, enabling tenement holders to communicate with Earth Resources Regulation and complete regulatory business transactions via the internet at anytime from anywhere.  Please refer to the easy to follow RRAM user guide RRAM Business Portal User Guide (PDF 3136.9 KB)PDF icon,RRAM user guide RRAM user guide (DOCX 8428.53 KB)DOCX icon.

Current and past tenement holders have been pre-registered.

If you have not yet received your user name and log in details please email: RRAM.Support@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the subject: "Please send my RRAM Business Portal log-in details". Please include the following information in your email:

  • your full name
  • your contact address
  • your contact phone number
  • your contact email address
  • if you’re a company employee, the name of the company
  • if you’re an individual, your full name as it would appear on a tenement
  • if you are an agent, the name of your company
  • all companies must also provide a valid ACN

If you have not previously held a tenement and wish to apply online, please register by clicking on the RRAM Business Portal image below.

The department administers legislation and associated regulations for the following industries. If you wish to apply for one of the following licences online, please access the Resource Rights Allocation and Management Business Portal (RRAM) to start your application.

Link to RRAM Business Portal

Other Relevant Legislation

Mineral, extractive and petroleum exploration and development activities are also subject to a range of other Commonwealth and State legislation. Relevant Commonwealth legislation includes the Native Title Act 1993, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and Part IIA of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984.

Relevant Victorian legislation includes the Environment Effects Act 1978, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.

Note: Commonwealth legislation relating to beyond the 3 nautical mile limit no longer falls under the Victorian jurisdiction. This is now administered by Commonwealth authorities - National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority and the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator.

Links to Legislation

Victorian Legislation

Go to "Legislation & Bills" then select "Victorian Law Today" and search for desired Act or Regulations alphabetically.

Search for desired Act under 'Act name search'.

Guidelines and Codes of Practice