Have your say on new 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

EL007200 Exploration Licence CGM (WA) Pty Ltd Approximately 20km south east of Ballarat, approx 15km north west of Geelong. The towns of Ballan, Meredith, Steiglitz and Lethbridge have been excised from the application area 15 December 2021
EL007330 Exploration Licence Red Rock Australasia Pty Ltd 10km south south-west of Castlemaine and the township of Daylesford is located on the applications southern boundary.
Note that the towns of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Glenlyon and Coomoora have been excised from the application area.
8 December 2021
EL007623 Exploration Licence Currawong Resources Pty Ltd Approx 10km north west of Alexandra and 8km south west of Merton, 0.5km west of Gobur, including town of Yarck 15 December 2021
EL007784 Exploration Licence Kali Metals Pty Ltd 21km north east of Tallangatta, 1km east of Bungil 8 December 2021
EL007786 Exploration Licence Kali Metals Pty Ltd 8km south east of Tallangatta, 1km east of Eskdale, incl town of Tallangatta Valley 8 December 2021
EL007787 Exploration Licence Kali Metals Pty Ltd 3km east of Tallangatta, incl. town of Darbyshire 8 December 2021
EL007792 Exploration Licence Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd Approximately 15 km southwest of Echuca and 50 km north northeast of Bendigo in North Central Victoria 8 December 2021
EL007793 Exploration Licence Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd Approximately 5 km southwest of Rochester and 40 km north northeast of Bendigo in North Central Victoria 8 December 2021
EL007794 Exploration Licence Fosterville Gold Mine Pty Ltd Approximately 5 km west of Toolleen and 20 km east of Bendigo in North Central Victoria 8 December 2021
EL007795 Exploration Licence Southern Star Exploration Pty Ltd Block 4 of the North Central Victorian Goldfields ground release: about 17 km east of the city of Bendigo. The application extends over some 55km, from Mayreef in the north, surrounding the currently-operating Fosterville gold mine and includes the settlements of Axedale, Goornong, and Eppalock and extends approx. 7km further south of Lyal at the southern end. 1 December 2021
EL007807 Exploration Licence

VHM Limited

55km south of Swan Hill, 34km southwest of Kerang 10km northeast of Wycheproof 15 December 2021
EL007810 Exploration Licence

VHM Limited

47 km northwest of Swan Hill, 37 km southeast of Robinvale, 22km northwest of Nyah 15 December 2021
EL007799 Exploration Licence Red Rock Australasia Pty Ltd 24km north north-east of Cressy, in the area of Dereel. 8 December 2021
PL007805 Prospecting Licence Shayne Dixon Approximately 5 km's east of Moliagul and 12.6 km's west of Tarngulla. Corner of Robertsons Lane and Wimmera Highway, Murphys Creek. 10 December 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: 25 Nov 2021