Minerals and coal rents

Annual rent is payable on most resource authorities. It is important that you pay your rent by the due date or penalties may apply.

Due date

The due date is 31 August for the rental year starting from 1 September to 31 August the following year. Rent for mineral exploration permits is payable on the anniversary date of the granted tenure.

Making your rent payment

We have expanded our payment options to now include BPAY, BPOINT and Australia Post Billpay.

Refer to your invoice for details and remember to include the relevant payment reference number.

You can also make payments at any mines lodgement office or phone (07) 3199 8133 to pay by credit card (have your details handy).

Late payment penalty

An additional amount of 15% of the rent is payable if rent is not paid by the due date on mining leases and mineral development licences. If you fail to pay rent and penalties on mining leases and mineral development licences before 1 December, the mining tenement may be cancelled.

Rental rates

Resource authority Rental rate
EPM (exploration permit - mineral)
EPC (exploration permit - coal)
EPS (exploration permit - special)
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MC (mining claim) $0.00
ML (mining lease - variable rate) {{ pass_35333 }} per hectare
ML (mining lease - fixed rate) Special agreement acts

Mineral development licences

Rent for the mineral development licence is calculated using the appropriate annual rental rate and including a discount based on the area of the licence.

Annual rental rates for mineral development licences

Year of the licence Rental rate
Year 1 {{ pass_35328 }} per hectare
Year 2 {{ pass_35329 }} per hectare
Year 3 {{ pass_35330 }} per hectare
Year 4 {{ pass_35331 }} per hectare
After 4 years {{ pass_35332 }} per hectare

Area discounts for mineral development licences

Hectares Percentage discount
First 1,000ha 0%
Next 1,000ha 60%
Next 3,000ha 75%
Next 10,000ha 95%
Each addition 1ha 99%

Contact us

For more information or technical assistance, contact:

Rental officer
Phone: +61 7 3199 7916 or +61 7 3199 7924
Email: mining.rentenquiries@resources.qld.gov.au

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