Legislation & regulations

Native Title Public Notices

The Department is currently considering the following minerals licence applications.

Exploration Licences (EL)

If these licences are granted, the licensees will be permitted to explore for minerals on the specified land for the term of the licence, and to apply for two renewals of up to five years.

Retention Licences (RL)

If these licences are granted, the licensees will be permitted to explore for minerals on the specified land, or reserve the land for future mining or exploration for the term of the licence, and to apply for one renewal of up to ten years.

Petroleum Special Drilling Authorisation (PSDA)

If this authorisation is granted, the authority holder will be permitted to carry out petroleum exploration or production and do anything that is necessary for the purposes of petroleum exploration or production on the specified land for the term of the authorisation.

Becoming a native title party

Further information about becoming a native title party is available from the National Native Title Tribunal, Melbourne Registry, on 03 8638 6700 or by visiting the National Native Title Tribunal website.

For more information, contact Earth Resources Regulation.

These notices are given by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions on behalf of the Minister for Resources in accordance with Section 29(3) of the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993. The Department can be contacted at GPO Box 4509, Melbourne, VIC 3001.

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Persons have until 15 September 2022 to take steps to become native title parties in relation to these licence applications. The notification date under Section 30 of the Native Title Act 1993 is 15 June 2022.


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL006853

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APPLICANT: AuStar Gold Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 5.2km south of Jamieson

NEAREST ROAD: Old School House Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 19.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Mansfield


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL006911

Map of EL006911 Centre MGA Co-ord 310385E 5932026N Z55 Centre 100k map 7824

APPLICANT: Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 22km northeast of Heathcote

NEAREST ROADS: Boundary Road, Tait Hamilton Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 6.6km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Campaspe, Strathbogie


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL006912

Map of EL006912 Centre MGA Co-ord 322761E 5928159N Z55 Centre 100k map 7924

APPLICANT: Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 10.9km west of Nagambie

NEAREST ROAD: Heathcote-Nagambie Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 51.2km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Strathbogie, Campaspe, Mitchell


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007296

Map of EL007296 Centre MGA Co-ord 326619E 5925628N Z55 Centre 100k map 7923

APPLICANT: Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 6.6km west of Nagambie

NEAREST ROAD: Heathcote-Nagambie Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 29.5km2

MUNICIPALITY: Strathbogie


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL006951

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APPLICANT: Petratherm Limited

LOCATION: 10.5km north of Heathcote

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NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 55.5km2

MUNICIPALITY: Greater Bendigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007046

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1km west of Yea, 1km south of Alexandra

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NEAREST ROADS: Goulburn Valley Highway, Melba Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 387.5km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007413

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.2km east of Bright

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NEAREST ROAD: Great Alpine Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 244.7km2

MUNICIPALITY: Alpine


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007623

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 10.9km northwest of Alexandra

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NEAREST ROAD: Maroondah Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 72.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi, Strathbogie


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007624

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 15.3km southeast of Marysville

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NEAREST ROAD: Warburton-Woods Point Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 0.9km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007638

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 17.5km southeast of Marysville

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NEAREST ROAD: Warburton-Woods Point Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 214.3km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Yarra Ranges, Baw Baw


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007674

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.2km east of Porepunkah

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NEAREST ROADS: Great Alpine Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 58.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Alpine


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007843

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APPLICANT: Currawong Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 0.5km north of Kinglake

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NEAREST ROADS: Melba Highway, Whittlesea-Kinglake Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 176.4km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Yarra Ranges, Mitchell

Persons have until 29 September 2022 to take steps to become native title parties in relation to these licence applications. The notification date under Section 30 of the Native Title Act 1993 is 29 June 2022.


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007241

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APPLICANT: Minerva Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 2.1km southeast of Jamieson

NEAREST ROAD: Mansfield-Woods Point Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 484.5km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Mansfield, Wellington, Baw Baw


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007447

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APPLICANT: Minerva Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 14.2km southeast of Jamieson

NEAREST ROAD: Jamieson-Licola Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 26.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Mansfield


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007382

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APPLICANT: Syndicate Minerals Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.5km north of Heathcote, 1.5km south of Heathcote

NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 7.9km2

MUNICIPALITY: Greater Bendigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007412

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APPLICANT: Syndicate Minerals Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 8.8km northwest of Marysville

NEAREST ROAD: Maroondah Highway

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 354.1km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007561

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APPLICANT: Syndicate Minerals Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 6.2km southeast of Heathcote

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NEAREST ROAD: Midland Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 3.0km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Greater Bendigo, Mitchell


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007481

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APPLICANT: Torrens Gold Exploration Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 8.9km east of Heathcote

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NEAREST ROADS: Northern Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 394.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Mitchell


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007620

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APPLICANT: Eastern Victoria Gold Exploration Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 7.8km west of Alexandra

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NEAREST ROAD: Goulburn Valley Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 59.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007792

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APPLICANT: Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 0.8km northwest of Rochester

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NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 511.8km2

MUNICIPALITY: Campaspe


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007793

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APPLICANT: Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 5.6km west of Rochester

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NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 327.2km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Greater Bendigo, Campaspe


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007794

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APPLICANT: Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 7.0km south of Elmore

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NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 334.3km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Campaspe, Greater Bendigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007795

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APPLICANT: Southern Star Exploration Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 12.8km east of Bendigo

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NEAREST ROADS: Midland Highway, McIvor Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 334.3km2

MUNICIPALITY: Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Mount Alexander


TENEMENT NUMBER: RL007845

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APPLICANT: Mandalay Resources Costerfield Operations Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 3.2km east of Heathcote

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NEAREST ROADS: Northern Highway

TERM: 10 years

AREA: 31.7km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Greater Bendigo

Persons have until 13 October 2022 to take steps to become native title parties in relation to these licence applications. The notification date under Section 30 of the Native Title Act 1993 is 13 July 2022.


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007131

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APPLICANT: Bos Bovine Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.9km south of Marysville

NEAREST ROAD: Marysville-Woods Point Road

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 28.5km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007352

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APPLICANT: Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.0km southwest of Heathcote

NEAREST ROAD: Northern Highway

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 10.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Greater Bendigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007374

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APPLICANT: Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 14.7km southeast of Benalla

NEAREST ROAD: Midland Highway

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 489.8km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Wangaratta, Benalla


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007375

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APPLICANT: Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 6.9km north of Mansfield

NEAREST ROAD: Midland Highway

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TERM: 5 years

AREA: 520.5km2

MUNICIPALITY: Mansfield, Benalla, Wangaratta


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007401

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APPLICANT: Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 3.4km southwest of Myrtleford

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NEAREST ROAD: Buffalo River Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 543.7km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Wangaratta, Alpine


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007515

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APPLICANT: Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 4.0km east of Wangaratta

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NEAREST ROADS: Great Alpine Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 0.9km2

MUNICIPALITY: Wangaratta, Indigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007520

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APPLICANT: Eastern Victoria Gold Exploration Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 2.8km north of Marysville

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NEAREST ROAD: Maroondah Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 497.7km2

MUNICIPALITY: Murrindindi


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007653

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APPLICANT: Mawson Victoria Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 14.5km northwest of Nagambie

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NEAREST ROAD: Nagambie-Rushworth Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 22.0km2

MUNICIPALITY: Strathbogie, Campaspe


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007799

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APPLICANT: Red Rock Australasia Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 27.5km west of Meredith

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NEAREST ROAD: Colac-Ballarat Road

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 0.2km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Golden Plains


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007826

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APPLICANT: Red Rock Australasia Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 2.2km southwest of Buninyong

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NEAREST ROAD: Midland Highway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 2.7km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Ballarat, Golden Plains


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007927

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APPLICANT: E79 Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 1.0km north of Wangaratta

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NEAREST ROADS: Hume Freeway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 437.3km2

MUNICIPALITY: Wangaratta, Indigo


TENEMENT NUMBER: EL007928

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APPLICANT: E79 Resources Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 8.9km west of Wodonga

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NEAREST ROADS: Hume Freeway

TERM: 5 years

AREA: 390.3km2

MUNICIPALITIES: Indigo, Wodonga, Wangaratta

Persons have until 24 November 2022 to take steps to become native title parties in relation to this application. The notification date under Section 30 of the Native Title Act 1993 is 24 August 2022.


TENEMENT NUMBER: PSDA007746

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APPLICANT: Beach Energy (Operations) Limited, OGOG (Otway) Pty Ltd

LOCATION: 0.5km west of Port Campbell, 3.3km southeast of Peterborough

NEAREST ROAD: Great Ocean Road

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TERM: Indefinite

AREA: 7.3km2

MUNICIPALITY: Corangamite

Page last updated: 31 Aug 2022