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Information gathering authorities

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Note: Before accessing private land, you must provide the landholder or occupiers with a notice of entry to carry out activities approved under your authority.

Data acquisition authority

A data acquisition authority (DAA) authorises you to conduct limited geophysical survey activities and collect data outside the area of your authority to prospect (ATP) or petroleum lease (PL). A DAA is only granted on land that is contiguous to the granted ATP or PL and for activities that are directly relevant to authorised activities of your ATP or PL.

A DAA can be granted for a maximum term of 2 years and ends if the ATP or PL with which it is associated ends.

How to apply

Complete an application form and lodge it through MyMinesOnline or a mines lodgement office.

Fees

  • Application fee: {{ pass_35470 }}.
  • Annual rent: {{ pass_35451 }} per sub-block.

Water monitoring authority

As the holder of an ATP or PL, you have an obligation to make good any damage you cause to surrounding water bores. You can apply for a water monitoring authority (WMA) over land outside the area of your ATP or PL to comply with your obligations. The WMA ends if the ATP or PL with which it is associated ends.

How to apply

Complete an application form and lodge it through MyMinesOnline or a mines lodgement office.

Fees

  • Application fee: {{ pass_35471 }}.
  • Annual rent: {{ pass_35452 }} per sub-block.

Petroleum survey licence

A petroleum survey licence (PSL) gives you the right to enter land to survey the proposed route of a pipeline or the suitability of land for a petroleum facility licence. It can be granted for a maximum of 2 years and only allows you to conduct activities that have a minimal impact on the land. There are no area limitations.

How to apply

Complete an application form and lodge it through MyMinesOnline or a mines lodgement office.

Fees

  • Application fee: {{ pass_35476 }}.

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