Notice of Application for a Retention Licence (RL007284)

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 – Section 15(5)
Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2019 – Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 1

1. Name and address of applicant(s):

Leviathan Road, STAWELL, Victoria 3380

2. Contact details of applicant for map and other information requests:

Telephone No – 03 9553 4696

Email –

3. Applicant’s website
Further information about this application is available at the following website:

4. Details of the application:

Application Number : RL007284

Locality of the land to which the application relates: Centred approximately 2 km east of Stawell, extending to the north of Stawell and also to the southeast of Stawell, in Western Victoria

Approximate area of application: (Hectares) 2,368.1 ha

Date of the application: 8 May 2020

Outline of the proposed program of work:
Stawell Gold Mines is investigating the feasibility of gold resources to the east and north of the current mining licence in Stawell. The proposed work is focused on the extension to the current underground workings. Proposed work includes data review of previous exploration, geological mapping, creation of underground exploration drives, drilling on selected prospects and mineralization assessment. Community engagement is to be undertaken through all stages of exploration.

5. Objections:

Any person may object to a licence being granted by:
(a) putting the objection in writing; and
(b) including the grounds on which it is made.

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

The Minister for Resources,
c/- Manager Licensing, Earth Resources Regulation,
GPO Box 2392,

It is recommended that objections are lodged online to ensure timely consideration:

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.

6. Other Statutory Requirements:

(a) Subject to other statutory requirements being satisfied, a retention licence, if granted, entitles the holder of the licence to retain rights to a mineral resource, and explore and carry out other work to establish the economic viability of mining, but does not entitle the holder to undertake mining.

(b) Further information regarding the statutory requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken on a licence, including landowner and occupier consent requirements, is available on the Department's Internet site.

Page last updated: 22 May 2020