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Mining Licence Requirements for Renewal

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990, section 29
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Interim Regulations 2018, regulation 25, 26.

Renewal Application

An application for renewal of a mining licence should be made using the form set out in the renewal application and must be accompanied by the relevant fee.

Alternatively applications can be submitted through the Resource Rights Allocation and Management (RRAM) Business Portal.

When applying for a renewal of a mining licence, you must:

  • be mining; or
  • have mined and will recommence mining; or
  • submit a mineralisation report with the application.

The licencee may, before the licence expires, lodge an application for renewal. The licence continues in operation until the application is approved, or refused.

The renewal application must be lodged in RRAM, or received at the following address before the licence expires:

Earth Resources Information Centre
Level 15, 1 Spring Street

Notice to Owners and Occupiers

Within 14 days after lodging the renewal application, you must give notice of the renewal application to the owner and occupier of any land affected.

If the land affected includes Crown land, a copy of the notice must be to the Planning Officer in the appropriate regional office of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Land affected in relation to work under a licence means land to which entry is required during the work and includes the surface of the land and the land to a depth of 100 metres.


Annual expenditure and activities returns and Technical reports of exploration activities will be considered during the assessment of a renewal application for a mining licence. Applications for renewal of a licence may be refused if inadequate information has been provided.

Additionally a new work plan may be required and the rehabilitation bond may be reviewed.