Fees for mining and resource authority applications

The Queensland Government introduced a new Fee Unit Model in 2021 (the model) under Queensland Treasury's Principles for fees and charges policy. The model is a simple approach that applies indexation to regulatory fees annually.

The Department of Resources has implemented the model by amending the fee and rent schedules of Resources Regulations to replace dollars with a set fee unit. The fee unit value is prescribed under section 2 of the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Regulation 2022.

Under the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Regulation, the fee unit value for fees and rent under the Resources Regulations are as follows:

  • Fees
    From 1 July 2023, 1 fee unit = $1.060
  • Rent
    From 1 July 2023 to 31 August 2023, 1 fee unit = $1.025
    From 1 September 2023, 1 fee unit = $1.060.

For example, if a regulatory fee is set at 100 fee units, from 1 July 2023 the regulatory fee would be 100 fee units x $1.06 = $106.00.

For transparency, the department will continue to publish the schedule of fees in fee dollars on our website.

You can check the fee units for your resource authority applications by following the relevant legislation links in the table below.

Resource authority type Fee reference
Greenhouse gas
Minerals and coal
Petroleum and gas

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