Public searches for resource authorities

You can search for resource authority applications or grants details on your land and surrounding area by using our free public search service on this page.

Undermining search

Undermining searches available through GeoResGlobe will show any relevant records the department holds for historic mining activity related to a specified Lot on Plan. Note that our historic records relating to abandoned mines are incomplete and we cannot guarantee the reliability of this information.

You can find the lot on plan number:

We have created a help page to assist you to access abandoned mines layers and undertake an undermining search on GeoResGlobe.

Search for resource authorities in your area

  • Enter the lot on plan number or select the local government area to find information about resource authority applications and grants
  • or
  • enter the resource authority number to obtain details about the authority.

Note: To search for a Building unit plan which may use multiple units, select Lot on plan area. You will need to enter 0 or 00000 in the lot field, not the individual lot number. Refer to the Queensland Geocoder for more information.

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Local government authority reports

These reports:

  • are updated every month and show all resource authorities for the area
  • explain the purpose and types of activities allowed for each authority type
  • will be emailed to you as a zip file that may reach up to 12MB in size.

Note: During times of high demand it could take up to 48 hours for the report to come through to your inbox. If you don't receive the report in this time frame, phone the Mines Online helpdesk on +61 7 3199 8133.

Lot on plan searches

These searches will show if any resource authorities have been granted over the land, and if there are any applications pending.

You can find the lot on plan number:

Resource authority public reports

To obtain this report, enter the resource authority type followed by its number (e.g. ML 100055). The report provides details about the resource authority including:

  • holder details
  • contact information
  • lodgement and grant dates
  • area descriptions
  • registered dealings.

Read the glossary of terms to help you understand the report.

View a map of the resource authority

With the resource authority number you can view a map showing the location and boundaries of a resource authority using GeoResGlobe.

  1. Open GeoResGlobe. Tick the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions and click Get started.
  2. To find the permit you are interested in, click Search. Select All current permits.
  3. Enter the resource authority number (from the lot on plan search or local government authority report). Press Enter or click the magnifying glass to search.
  4. Tabs will appear for each layer that returned a result. Click on the required tab.

  5. Click the down arrow next to your chosen record and then click Zoom to feature.