Applying for project status in MyMinesOnline
If you hold a resource authority granted since 20 May 2020 and you wish to vary your permit conditions, you can apply for project status to link a number of your permits into one exploration project. This allows you to offset conditions against other tenures within the project.
The following instructions will help you complete the project status application in MyMinesOnline.
To check if you are eligible to apply, read more about changes to resource authority permit conditions.
Gather information and documents
The following information and documents will be requested as part of the MyMinesOnline application process. Ensure you have everything readily available before you start.
List of permits
Identify each exploration permit or mineral development licence to be included in the project.
An exploration permit granted as a result of a call for tender or same day application process may not be included in an exploration project during the first term of the permit. The holder is required to carry out the work program proposed either during the tender process or that was assessed on a merit basis in the case of competing applications and cannot offset work program conditions or relinquishment requirements to other exploration permits.
If you are unsure whether this applies, contact the relevant assessment hub.
The company name is the company who will be the coordinator for the project.
Reporting status details for all permits
Table of reporting details and status for each report for the life of the permit to be included in the project. Example:
Consent of all holders
Document containing consent from all holders for each permit to be included in the project.
Justification of inclusion of permits in a project
Document explaining the justification for each permit to be included in the project. Refer to the Operational policy - Project-based exploration administration policy for criteria for project status. Include maps and other data that may be relevant.
Table of expenditure details for each exploration permit. Example:
| Expenditure condition
|Actual exploration expenditure
|Actual non-exploration expenditure
Table of expenditure details for each mineral development licence. Example:
Table of relinquishment schedule for each permit. Example:
|Number of sub-blocks
|Number of sub-blocks for relinquishment
|Date relinquishment required
Work program requirements
For exploration permits for coal and mineral development licences (coal), contact the Coal Assessment Hub for further information.
For exploration permits for minerals and mineral development licences (minerals), use the Exploration permit minerals project status (XLSX, 227KB) spreadsheet to show the current work program for each permit in the project. This spreadsheet will need to be updated and included in any subsequent variation applications.
Find out more about development plans and work programs.
Demonstration of unifying exploration concept and outcome
Document about the geological/exploration concept across the permits, including maps and relevant data.
Statement of obligations
Each permit proposed to be included in the project must be compliant*. Include a statement of obligations with a table listing compliance against each mandatory condition (list Yes or No in each table cell) for each permit. Example:
*If an obligation is not compliant, provide justification as to why project status should be approved.
Start your project status application
Ready to start the application?
Click on Exploration project status – Manage project status, then Request project status.
Amending your project status
You can make changes to projects, including adding or removing exploration permits, through MyMinesOnline. Click on Exploration project status – Manage project status, then Amend project status.
Applying for a variation of a permit
Once project status has been approved, you may lodge a variation to conditions of an exploration permit within the project.
To lodge a variation of conditions application, use the Application to vary the conditions of an exploration permit (PDF, 150KB) form or apply directly through MyMinesOnline.
For EPMs only: Variations related to a project should include an updated Exploration permit for minerals project status workbook.
- Last reviewed: 21 Nov 2023
- Last updated: 21 Nov 2023