Have your say on new minerals licence applications

People discussing a minerals licence application

An applicant for a licence must advertise that the application is open for public comment in accordance with the Advertising Guideline. The advertisement contains information about the proposed work, along with details on how members of the public can comment on the application. This information should also be available on the individual’s or entity’ website.

Public input is central to how Earth Resources Regulation administers licence applications under the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990.  We invite public comment on mining, exploration, retention and prospecting licence applications and maintain a list of applications that are currently open for public comment.

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Licence Applications open for submissions

Application number

Licence type

Company Name

Location

Submissions close

EL006713Exploration LicenceMercator Gold Australia Pty LtdApprox. 1km west and 1.5km south of Creswick, 9km north-north-east of Ballarat.5 May 2021
EL007115Exploration LicenceProvidence Gold and Minerals Pty LtdApprox. 17km west of St Arnaud, 8km southwest of Donald5 May 2021
EL007236Exploration LicenceCartwheel Exploration Pty Ltd.30km northeast of Horsham, between the townships of Murtoa and Warracknabeal5 May 2021
EL007239Exploration LicenceMilan ExplorationLocated between Shepparton and Wangaratta, at Dookie, centred approximately 35km northwest of Benalla25 April 2021
EL007243Exploration LicenceMilan ExplorationLocated between Shepparton and Wangaratta, at Tungamah, centred approximately 41km north of Benalla25 April 2021
EL007244Exploration LicenceMilan ExplorationLocated between Shepparton and Wangaratta, west of Peechelba, centred approximately 44km north northeast of Benalla.25 April 2021
EL007245Exploration LicenceMilan ExplorationLocated between Shepparton and Wangaratta, near Thooma, centred approximately 22km north of Benalla25 April 2021
EL007248Exploration LicenceMilan ExplorationLocated between Shepparton and Wangaratta, near Molyullah, centred approximately 14km southeast of Benalla25 April 2021
EL007324Exploration LicenceStawell Gold Mines Pty LtdThe southern part of the application is located approximately 2 km west of Stawell and extends to the northwest for approximately 30 km in Western Victoria8 May 2021
EL007325Exploration LicenceStawell Gold Mines Pty LtdThe southern part of the application is located immediately west of Stawell and extends to the northwest and north for approximately 18 km in Western Victoria8 May 2021
EL007382Exploration LicenceSyndicate Minerals Pty LtdThe Greater Bendigo LGA5 May 2021
EL007421Exploration LicenceCurrawong Resources Pty LtdApprox. 2.5km south and 3.5km west of Benalla, 8km north west of Mansfield and including the towns of Swanpool and Maindample.8 May 2021
EL007448Exploration LicenceSyndicate Minerals Pty LtdIn the vicinity of the Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields and Hepburn Local Government Areas, 12 km East of Maryborough, 10km East of Carisbrook, 8.5 km West of Campbelltown1 May 2021
EL007458Exploration LicenceProvidence Gold and Minerals Pty Ltd5km southwest of Beaufort, including town of Skipton.5 May 2021
EL007460Exploration LicenceRed Rock Australasia Pty Ltd7km north of Sunbury, 5km west of Kilmore8 May 2021
EL007469Exploration LicenceProvidence Gold and Minerals Pty Ltd20km west-northwest of Cressy, including town of Lismore.5 May 2021
EL007481Exploration LicenceTorrens Gold Exploration Pty LtdCovers portion of the Puckapunyal Military Area, which extends northwards and westwards from Puckapunyal to approximately 2km south of Graytown and 10 km east of Heathcote in northern Central Victoria, a small area to the west, near Costerfield South28 April 2021
EL007504Exploration LicenceCurrawong Resources Pty LtdApprox. 14km south of Heathcote, 14km north east of Kyneton and including the town Baynton.8 May 2021
EL007520Exploration LicenceEastern Victoria Gold Exploration Pty LtdWithin a radius of 25km surrounding Buxton, 11km north of Marysville, in north-eastern Victoria5 May 2021
EL007561Exploration LicenceSyndicate Minerals Pty LtdIn the vicinity of the Greater Bendigo and Mitchell Local Government Areas about 6.5 kms South East of Heathcoate and 8.5 kms North West of Tooborac1 May 2021
EL007567Exploration LicenceNorth Central Gold Exploration Pty LtdApprox. 2km west of Wooroonook, 14 km west of Charlton and 6km east of Donald.8 May 2021
EL007581Exploration LicenceCurrawong Resources Pty LtdApprox. 6km west of Avoca, and 4km north of Amphitheatre.29 April 2021
EL007594Exploration LicenceNagambie Resources LimitedApproximately 5 km northwest of Violet Town and 13 km east of Miepoll in North Central Victoria1 May 2021
EL007595Exploration LicenceNagambie Resources LimitedApproximately 7 km north and east of Murchison and 5 km west of Miepoll in North Central Victoria8 May 2021
PL007611Prospecting LicenceKenneth SymesRheola, Crown Allotment 22, Section 2, Parish of Kangderaar29 April 2021

Public commenting

Any person may object or comment on a licence being granted. (Section 24 and 24A, Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990).

A person who objects or comments must:

  1. put the objection or comments in writing; and
  2. include the grounds on which it is made.

All objections or comments must be lodged within 21 days after the latest date on which the application was advertised.  Objections or comments can be lodged online or posted to:

The Minister for Resources
c/ - Manager Licensing
Earth Resources Regulation
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne Victoria 3000

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

Extractive Industries applications

Public input into extractive industries (i.e. quarrying) applications is conducted via the planning permit process.  Applications can normally be located via ‘Planning Application at Advertising’ webpages on Council websites.

Page last updated: 13 Apr 2021