Tenders and acreage releases
From time to time we make resources available for commercial development via tenders and releases.
In 2018 this included the strategic release of ground for a specific program of minerals exploration, the Stavely Ground Release. In 2019, a similar process will apply for the Lockington Ground Release and those details will be available on this page.
The North Central Victorian Goldfields Ground Release tender will commence later in 2019. View the indicative area map:
- Indicative map for the North Central Victorian Goldfields Ground Release area (PDF - 788.4 KB)
- Indicative map for the North Central Victorian Goldfields Ground Release area (WORD - 740.7 KB)
Gas tenders are executed under the heading of petroleum. The 2018 tender was focused on gas exploration only. Permits are scheduled to be announced in mid-2019.
There are currently no gas acreage releases open.
- 2018 Victorian Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release – Otway Basin
- Earlier Otway Basin and Gippsland Basin releases
Find out more about the process of acquiring petroleum acreage in Victoria.
There are currently no geothermal acreage releases open.
Page last updated: 26 Aug 2019