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Section 7 Exemptions

Under Section 7 of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990, the Minister may grant an exemption to prevent a licence from being issued within a certain land area. An exemption can be granted for any reason the Minister deems necessary as outlined in the Act.

Areas that currently have exemptions under Section 7 of the Act can be viewed at Geovic. To view all current exemptions in Victoria:

  1. Click on the 'Add Layers' button to open the layer menu.


  2. Once the layers menu is open, follow this path in the directory:

    Land Status and Boundaries> Industry Related Land> Minerals> 'Unavailable S7 Exempt Areas (MRSDA)'.

    Once ticked and applied, Geovic will display all current exempt areas in Victoria.


Revocation of Section 7 exemptions

The Minister may issue a notice to revoke land from being exempt, making the land available for a license again on or after the date set by the Minister in the notice. A list of recent revocations is listed below: