The Mining Register is a register of all mineral tenements issued under the Mining Act 1971 (the Act). The Mining Registrar has full discretion to control the manner, form and content of the Mining Register.
A mineral tenement is a:
- Mineral Claim
- Exploration Licence
- Mining Lease (authorised to produce extractive minerals or minerals)
- Retention Lease
- Miscellaneous Purposes Licence
- An entitlement under the Act in relation to a Private Mine
The register has limited information regarding Private Mines.
Any person may search the register to obtain extracts from the Mining Register, copies of lease or licence documents and copies of instruments determined by the Mining Registrar to be available for download.
Following the implementation of the Mining Regulations 2020 the requirement to pay a fee to search the Mining Register has been removed. Information can be freely downloaded.
This Online Mining Register Search Tool allows you undertake a search of the Mining Register and receive a link to the results promptly via email, however, if you require assistance using the tool or further information please contact the Mineral Tenements Program on telephone: (08) 8463 3103.