Geothermal titles and activities

Forms and fees

You can get the forms you will need to apply for a geothermal exploration permit, and fee information, below.

Forms

Use these forms to apply for a geothermal exploration permit, surrender exploration blocks or other activities regarding permits. 

Name of formUse it for this purpose

Geothermal exploration permit application (231.8 kb)

Geothermal exploration permit application (168.3 kb)

Use this form to apply for a permit to explore for geothermal resources

Nomination of registered holders for service of documents   (55.2 kb)

Nomination of registered holders for service of documents (38.0 kb)

Use this form to give the department information about who should receive documents regarding a permit application 

Application for approval of transfer (55.3 kb)

Application for approval of transfer (40.3 kb)

Use this form to apply for approval to transfer all right, title and interest in an exploration permit to someone else

Dealings Application form (1 Jul 2009)  (56.1 kb)

Dealings Application form (1 Jul 2009)  (39.1 kb)

Use this form to apply for approval for a dealing in a geothermal authority eg devolution

Consent to surrender application (55.6 kb)

Consent to surrender application (39.6 kb)

Use this form to apply for consent to surrender either part or all of the blocks in a permit area

Guidelines

Title of formUse

Exploration Permit Application Guidelines  (231.8 kb)

Exploration Permit Application Guidelines (168.3 kb)  

These guidelines will assist you with your exploration permit application.

Fees

An initial application for a geothermal exploration permit costs $5,000 which must be paid when the application is submitted to the department.

An application to renew a permit also costs $5,000.

Title  type

Geothermal Energy Act

Exploration permit/pipeline permit

$5,000

Retention licence/lease

$10,000

Production licence/lease

$50,000

Pipeline licence

Access authority

Special prospecting authority

Renewal - exploration permit

$5,000

Renewal - retention licence/lease

$10,000

Renewal - production licence/lease

Renewal - pipeline licence

Variation, suspension, extension - exploration permit

$200

Variation, suspension, extension - retention licence/lease

$200

Variation, suspension, extension - production licence/lease

$200

Variation - pipeline licence

-

Surrender - exploration permit/licence

-

Title  type

Geothermal Energy Act

Exploration permit - per block

$20
1st Renewal $40/2nd Renewal $80

Retention licence/lease - per block

$200

Production licence/lease - per block

$2,010

Pipeline licence

Transaction  type

Geothermal Energy Act

Transfer of Title

$750

Transfer of Title – related corporations

$750

Approval of dealing - that creates or assigns an interest in a title

Caveat - $100

Devolution of title [devolved by operation of law]

$250

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Last updated: 13 October 2017