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- Fee schedule
- Forms and templates
- Production tenement online applications
- PEPR and MOP online applications
- Change in operations applications
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:
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
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.
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).
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:
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:
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
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:
- New exploration regulation zones for annual exploration licence fees
- Changes to rent payable by tenement holders
- 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).
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.
Mineral Tenements Program
GPO Box 320
South Australia 5001
+61 8 8463 3101