The Mining Register is a register of all mineral tenements issued under the Mining Act 1971 (the Mining Act). The Mining Registrar has full discretion to control the manner and form of the Mining Register. The Mining Act sets out what information must be registered on the Mining Register in relation to mineral tenements. However, the Mining Registrar also has discretion to register such information as they see fit.
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 Mining Register has limited information regarding Private Mines.
Any person may search the Mining Register to obtain extracts, copies of lease or licence documents and copies of instruments determined by the Mining Registrar to be available for download.
It is free to search the Mining Register and 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.
Please note that when searching the Mining Register you can add multiple items to your ‘cart’. In other words, you can request multiple extracts and documents relating to multiple tenements within one search and receive them all via one email.
If you require assistance using the tool or further information please contact the Mineral Tenements Program on + 61 8 8463 3103.