A mineral exploration licence allows you to search for minerals which, if discovered, are usually mined as raw materials for processing or export.
You must have a licence to do any mineral exploration other than certain types of preliminary exploration.
Before you apply
Before you apply for any exploration licence in the Northern Territory (NT), read the guide to mineral exploration in the Northern Territory.
There are also NT and Australian rules and laws that might affect your proposal, including all of the following:
After grant of licence
You can't develop a mine or mine for minerals or extractive minerals under an exploration licence.
Last updated: 24 May 2022
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