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Notice of Application for an Exploration Licence

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 - Section 15(5)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Interim Regulations 2018 - Regulation 20(1) and Schedule 7

1. Name and address of applicant(s)

2.Contact details of applicant (for map and other information requests):
3. Applicant's website (see notes)
4. Details of the application:
5. Objections:

Any person may object to a licence being granted by:

  1. putting the objection in writing; and
  2. including the grounds on which it is made
Objections must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised and can be lodged online at or posted to:

The Minister for Resources
c/- Team Leader Licensing
Earth Resources Regulation
GPO Box 2392
Melbourne Victoria 3001

It is recommended that objections are lodged online to ensure timely consideration.

Enquiries can be made by writing to the Team Leader, Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356.

6. Other information:
  1. Subject to other requirements being satisfied, an exploration licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to explore and search for minerals in the relevant land, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.
  2. Further information regarding the requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken is available at:
  1. The following information must be published on the above website for the 21 day objection period:
    1. Details of the proposed program of work on the licence.
    2. A description of the applicant's systems for managing impacts of the proposed work on the community (including landowners and occupiers) and the environment.
    3. An outline of how the applicant intends to meet obligations to consult with the community (including landowners and occupiers).
  2. If you do not have a website and have received approval to publish by another method this notice must include the location where the above information is available.
  3. If you do not have a website and have chosen to include the above information (1(a)-(c)) in newspaper notices, you do not need to specify a website or other location.
  4. A map clearly identifying the land to which the application relates, relevant roads and place names must be included in the advertisement.