Land access for petroleum activities
If you’re a landholder and a company wants to access your land for petroleum activities, you should know your rights.
You have rights over the surface of your property. This means you are eligible for compensation if a petroleum company carries out certain activities on your land.
However, resources that exist below the surface belong to the Crown. This means that the Northern Territory (NT) Government owns all the petroleum royalties.
Read the guide to land access in the NT.
Types of activities
There are different types of petroleum activities a company may want to carry out on your land.
Approvals and requirements
To search for petroleum titles or to check if a title exists over your land, go to the spatial territory resource information kit for exploration (STRIKE).
To find information about onshore petroleum activities in the NT, go to the petroleum onshore information NT (POINT).
Last updated: 08 July 2021
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