Mineral title fees and rents

The fees and rents listed below are for financial years starting July 1 and ending June 30.

You must pay the annual rent and administration fees on a title before the anniversary of the grant date, each year that a mineral title remains valid.

You will get a reminder letter two months before the date.

The title will be cancelled if you don't pay the rent or administration fee.

All fees and rents have been converted from revenue units except advertising fees.

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Exploration licence$444
Exploration licence in retention$254
Mineral lease$952
Extractive mineral exploration licence$254
Extractive mineral permit$254
Extractive mineral lease$635
Access authority$254
Reduction variations (waiver)$127
Variations to conditions (VOC) of mineral title$127
Variation of expenditure condition for project area$635
Mineral authoritySame as corresponding title
Re-issue of consent under Part IV of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976$63

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Exploration licence$317
Exploration licence in retention$254
Mineral lease$254
Extractive mineral permit$127
Extractive mineral lease$254
Mineral authoritySame as corresponding title

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Application for registration of a devolution (per mineral title)$29
Application for registration of a transfer of mineral rights interests (per mineral title)$72
Application for registration of any other general dealing affecting a mineral title (per mineral title)$25
Lodgement of caveat (per mineral title)$25
Lodgement of continuation of caveat (per continuation)$25
Ministers certificate$19
Inspecting the register$8 for each full or part period of 15 minutes
Copy of information from the register$0.25 for each page

Rent fees vary based on when the exploration licence was granted.

Licences granted on or after the Mineral Titles Act started

YearAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Year 1 and 2 $39 per block
Year 3 and 4 $78 per block
Year 5 and 6 $158 per block
Subsequent years $222 per block

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Exploration licences in retention$22 per hectare
Mineral lease$22 per hectare
Extractive mineral exploration licence$39 per block
Extractive mineral permit$68 per hectare
Extractive mineral permit (on which rehabilitation is being carried out under the MMA)$12 per hectare
Extractive mineral lease$285 per hectare
Mineral authoritySame as corresponding title
Non-compliant existing interest
Mineral claims - refer to regulation 142 of the Mineral Titles Regulations 2011

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2022
GST exempt
Airborne survey report$63 for each week or part week
Reports (annual/expenditure/final)$127 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 2 - 4 mineral titles$190 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 5 - 9 mineral titles$254 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 10 > mineral titles$317 for each week or part week

The advertising fees listed below exclude mineral and extractive mineral leases.

Advertising costs will be advised and payable before publication.

NewspaperAmount from 1 July 2022
GST inclusive
NT News$334.69
Koori Mail$235.75

Below are the print-friendly copy of the fees from 1 July 2022.

Mineral title fees and rents PDF (119.5 KB)
Mineral title fees and rents DOCX (58.5 KB)


Last updated: 04 July 2022

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