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Fee schedule

Fee schedule from 1 January 2021:

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Forms and templates

Approved forms and templates need to be completed for registration of a mineral claim, lease and licence applications, and some other activities associated with a lease, licence or tenement.

Note that updates are still being made to forms and templates as a result of recent legislative amendments. Work will continue to progress during 2021 to finalise the forms and templates.

Links to current forms, templates and online lodgement (where available) are available at:

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Production tenement online applications

The following production tenement applications can be made online:

  • Mining lease application (extracdtive, industrial, defined impact template, metallic and all other minerals)
  • Miscellaneous purposes licence application
  • Retention lease application

using the Production tenement application form

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PEPR and MOP online applications

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and mine operations plan (MOP) submissions must be made online using the following submission forms:

PEPR and MOP submissions no longer require hardcopy versions to be provided. Elecdtronic submissions only are required. Electronic copies can be uploaded to the submission form.

Payment of the PEPR and MOP fees can be made as part of the submission using a credit card (or through EFT for large fees).

You will be able to track the progress of your PEPR and MOP assessment using an assessment tracker in SARIG.

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Change in operations applications

Change in operations applications must be made online using the following submission form:

Payment of the application fee can be made as part of the submission using a credit card (or through EFT for large fees).

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PEPR, MOP and change in operations fee calculator

The fee calculator provides a guide to the fees required when submitting a PEPR for exploration or mining, or a MOP and for a change in operatins application:

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Searching the Mining Register

From 1 January 2021 there are no fees payable to undertake a search of the Mining Register.

During 2021 the information available for download from the Mining Register will be explanded.

Access to the Mining Register is available via:

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COVID-19: Fee relief for mineral resources sector

The South Australian Government has deferred costs linked to exploration and licence fees for the mineral sector to alleviate the impact on industry of coronavirus (COVID-19) containment measures.

On Friday 3 April 2020 the Minister for Energy and Mining announced:

  • an immediate deferral of mineral exploration licence fees due between April and October 2020 (with payment not required until December 2020)
  • a 12-month waiver of committed expenditure for all mineral exploration holders.

Full details of the fee relief are available in the Minister's news release

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Fee structure from 1 January 2020

New fees for exploration regulation zones, rent and exploration, quarrying and mining programs (PEPRs and MOPs) will come into effect from 1 January 2020. There will also be changes to the way rent is payable by holders of mineral and retention leases.

There are three changes:

  1. New exploration regulation zones for annual exploration licence fees
  2. Changes to rent payable by tenement holders
  3. New fees for a program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and a mine operations plan (MOP)

You can use the fee calculator to determine the fee relevant to the submission of exploration, quarrying and mining programs (PEPRs and MOPs).

Fee changes

1. New exploration zones for annual exploration licence fees
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2. Changes to rent payable under the Mining Act by tenement holders
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3. Programs for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and mine operations plans (MOP)
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Frequently asked questions

Visit the frequently asked questions for more information about how the fee changes will affect lease and licence applications, rent payable and PEPRs.

Contact us

Mineral Tenements Program

Mail:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide
South Australia 5001

Email:
DEM.tenements@sa.gov.au

Phone:
+61 8 8463 3101

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