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Exploration permit for geothermal energy

To explore for geothermal resources in Queensland, you must hold a current exploration permit for geothermal energy (EPG).

Permitted activities

An EPG allows you to explore for geothermal resources and evaluate the feasibility of geothermal production, including by production testing.

Environmental authorities

Before we grant a resource authority you will require the appropriate environmental authority.

Native title

Any native title requirements will need to be addressed before we grant an authority.

Main features of EPGs

FeatureDetails
Prerequisite authorityNA
DurationMaximum of 5 years
Size50 blocks
RenewableYes
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How to apply

Complete an application form and lodge it through MyMinesOnline or a mines lodgement office. You can also apply through a call for tenders.

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