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 2021
GST exempt
Exploration licence$434
Exploration licence in retention$248
Mineral lease$930
Extractive mineral exploration licence$248
Extractive mineral permit$248
Extractive mineral lease$620
Access authority$248
Reduction variations (waiver)$124
Variations to conditions (VOC) of mineral title$124
Variation of expenditure condition for project area$620
Mineral authority’sSame as corresponding title
Re-issue of consent under Part IV of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976$62

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2021
GST exempt
Exploration licence$310
Exploration licence in retention$248
Mineral lease$248
Extractive mineral permit$124
Extractive mineral lease$248
Mineral authoritySame as corresponding title

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2021
GST exempt
Application for registration of a devolution (per mineral title)$28
Application for registration of a transfer of mineral rights interests (per mineral title)$70
Application for registration of any other general dealing affecting a mineral title (per mineral title)$24
Lodgement of caveat (per mineral title)$24
Lodgement of continuation of caveat (per continuation)$24
Ministers certificate$18
Inspecting the register$8 for each full or part period of 15 minutes
Copy of information from the register$0.20 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 2021
GST exempt
Year 1 and 2 $38 per block
Year 3 and 4 $76 per block
Year 5 and 6 $155 per block
Subsequent years $217 per block

Title typeAmount from 1 July 2021
GST exempt
Exploration licences in retention$22 per hectare
Mineral lease$22 per hectare
Extractive mineral exploration licence$38 per block
Extractive mineral permit$66 per hectare
Extractive mineral permit (on which rehabilitation is being carried out under the MMA)$12 per hectare
Extractive mineral lease$279 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 2021
GST exempt
Airborne survey report$62 for each week or part week
Reports (annual/expenditure/final)$124 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 2 - 4 mineral titles$186 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 5 - 9 mineral titles$248 for each week or part week
Amalgamated Reports 10 > mineral titles$310 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 2021
GST inclusive
NT News$334.69
Koori Mail$235.75

Below are the print-friendly copy of the fees from 1 July 2021.

Mineral title fees and rents PDF (139.1 KB)
Mineral title fees and rents DOCX (57.1 KB)


Last updated: 15 July 2021

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