Applying for a new mineral or coal resource authority
Application process for coal and mineral resource authorities in Queensland.
The resource application flowchart has been developed to assist prospective holders of resource authorities in Queensland to navigate the application process.
Application process for resource authorities for Queensland mining and resource exploration, development or production.
Find out how to apply for small-scale mining claims.
Information on the rules and responsibilities of fossicking.
Find out how to apply for an exploration permit, prospecting permit, mineral development licence or mining lease.
How to apply for an environmental authority and meet your environmental obligations for Queensland mining activities.
Find out about native title obligations for mining and resources, including the application process and negotiating.
Find out how to lodge a resource authority application online, by post or in person.
Templates and guides for preparing work programs and development plans for resource authority applications in Queensland.
Types of land on which mining and exploration activities may be prohibited or restricted.
View mining lease application notices and object to any mining lease application lodged with the Department of Resources.
A list of tenures granted during each month. The list details the permits, leases and licences granted.
Read about the current water authorisation requirements for resource authorities, as well as transitional provisions when legislation was amended in 2016.