Information sessions

Following the licensing of Block 10 to WIM Resources, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions hosted information sessions locally to help agricultural landholders learn more about their rights during minerals exploration, environmental safeguards and the obligations on exploration companies. Participants also learnt about new tools developed by the Department to help landholders negotiate land access consent and compensation agreements with minerals exploration companies. Participants were encouraged to come along to ask questions and meet representatives from both the Department and WIM Resource Pty Ltd.

Landholder information sessions will be held in other towns across the Stavely Ground Release area if the other licence applications are successful. You can register your interest using the form below.

Past information sessions

Wonwondah, Laharum and Brimpaen sessions

Wonwondah on 11 November 2019
Laharum on 12 November 2019
Brimpaen on 13 November 2019

Cavendish and Balmoral information sessions

Cavendish on 17 June 2019
Balmoral on 18 June 2019

These sessions explained more about the land access tool and to answer any questions about minerals exploration, landholder rights, exploration company obligations and environmental safeguards.

Jeparit information session

Jeparit Bowls Club
Wednesday 13 March 2019

Minerals exploration licensing in this area is currently on hold.

A Victorian government open tender for minerals exploration was held in 2018. The tender was for the exclusive right to apply for minerals exploration licences over eleven blocks in western Victoria which were included in the Stavely Ground Release.

No tenders were selected for this area. This means no exploration licences are currently being considered locally.

This information session was held for landholders and the community to learn about:

  • local minerals exploration in the future.
  • how to find out what licences or permits are in your community, on your property or in any part of the state
  • safeguards including environmental protections.
  • new tools available to help landholders across Victoria, if negotiating land access.

For further information, please contact Lyall Grey on 0436 662 399 or

Register Your Interest

If you're interested in meeting with us please register your interest by completing the following form:

* Required field

Other enquiries

For any other enquiries please contact:

Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Minerals Development Victoria

Page last updated: 06 Jan 2020