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


Submissions close

EL007430Exploration LicenceDart Mining NL1km north, south and east of Buchan, including towns of Murrindai and Buthers Ridge29 September 2021
EL007515Exploration LicenceIronbark Mining Pty LtdNortheast Victoria; East of Wangaratta & West of BeechworthExtended to 4 October 2021
EL007725Exploration LicenceSavic Minerals Pty Ltd3km east of Edenhope, 6 km north-west of Harrow, 5km south of Ozenkadnook29 September 2021
EL007729Exploration LicenceSyndicate Minerals Pty LtdIn the vicinity of the Campaspe Local Government Area13 October 2021
EL007743Exploration LicenceWestern Victoria Gold Pty Ltd3km east of Maroona, 4km north of Tatyoon, 14km south of Ararat15 October 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: 24 Sep 2021