Renewing your resource authority

About 3 to 6 months before your mineral or coal resource authority expires, you will receive an expiry pack containing a range of information to help you lodge a renewal application. All applications need to be submitted within the renewal period (see tables below) and before the authority expires.

How to apply

For details of how to lodge your renewal application, read the Permit renewal guide (PDF, 629KB).

You can lodge your application online at MyMinesOnline or use the hard-copy form.

Later development plans and work programs

You will need to submit a later development plan or work program as part of your application.

Exploration Industry Expenditure Concession

The explorer concession announced on 17th March 2016 allows for tenure holders to apply for up to 50 per cent reduction to the conditioned expenditure required for exploration permits for mineral and coal annual periods ending in years 2016 and 2017.

Applicants can find all relevant forms and information in the Forms, fees and mining resources guide.

Renewal periods, maximum renewal terms and fees

Mineral authorities

Resource authority Renewal period Maximum renewal term Fee
EPC (exploration permit - coal) 3-6 months before expiry 5 years {{ pass_35271}}
EPM (exploration permit - mineral) 3-6 months before expiry 5 years {{ pass_35273 }}
EPS (exploration permit - special) 3-6 months before expiry 5 years {{ pass_35272 }}
MC (mining claim) 6-12 months before expiry 10 years but no longer than the duration of the landholder compensation agreement or native title agreement {{ pass_35261 }}
MDL (mineral development licence) 6-12 months before expiry 5 years
Provide justification for not applying for a mining lease
  • Coal: {{ pass_35279 }}
  • Other: {{ pass_35280 }}
ML (mining lease) 6-12 months before expiry No maximum but no longer than the duration of the landholder compensation agreement or native title agreement
  • Coal: {{ pass_35292 }}
  • Corundum, gemstones and other precious stones: {{ pass_35293 }}
  • Elluvial, colluvial or alluvial gold and tin: {{ pass_35294 }}
  • Other: {{ pass_35295 }}
PP (prospecting permit) NA Cannot be renewed  

Petroleum and gas authorities

Resource authority Renewal period Maximum renewal term Fee
ATP (authority to prospect)

(Petroleum Act 1923)

No more than 60 business days before expiry 12 years
Various rules - refer to the Petroleum Act 1923
{{ pass_35542 }}
ATP (authority to prospect) No more than 60 business days before expiry No longer than the original or previously renewed term to a maximum cumulative term of 12 years {{ pass_35458 }}
PFL (petroleum facility licence)
PPL (petroleum pipeline licence)
No more than 60 business days before expiry No longer than the original or previously renewed term to a maximum cumulative term of 30 years {{ pass_35486 }}
PL (petroleum lease) (Petroleum Act 1923) No specific renewal period

No renewals for permits expiring after 1 November 2021

30 years
No renewals of a PL due to end post 1 November 2021. Leases should be renewed after this time under the Petroleum and Gas (Safety and Production) Act 2004. Conditions will apply
{{ pass_35543 }}
PL (petroleum lease) No more than 80 business days before expiry No longer than the original or previously renewed term to a maximum cumulative term of 30 years {{ pass_35464 }}

Geothermal and greenhouse gas storage authorities

Resource authority Renewal period Maximum renewal term Notes
EPG (exploration permit geothermal) No more than 60 business days before expiry 5 years {{ pass_35575 }}
EPQ (exploration permit greenhouse gas) No more than 60 business days before expiry 5 years {{ pass_35427 }}
GL (geothermal lease) No more than 60 business days before expiry No longer than original or previously renewed term (max. 5 years) to a maximum cumulative term of 12 years {{ pass_35575}}
QL (greenhouse gas lease) NA Cannot be renewed