Mineral title fees and rents

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.

As a courtesy, the department will send you a reminder letter two months before the date.

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

The title fees and rents listed below apply from 1 July 2017.

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

A revenue unit is worth $1.15 as at 1 July 2017, and may change on that date each year. Monetary value is subject to indexation under the Revenue Units Act. For more information go to the revenue units on the NT Treasure and Finance website.

Schedule of fees and rents (90.5 kb)
Schedule of fees and rents (46.6 kb) 

Fee TypeTitle TypeAmount
Application fees (GST EXEMPT)Exploration Licence$402
Exploration Licence in Retention$230
Mineral Lease$862
Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence$230
Extractive Mineral Permit$230
Extractive Mineral Lease$575
Access Authority$230
Reduction variations (waiver)$115
Variations to conditions (VOC) of mineral title$115
Variation of expenditure condition for project area$575
Mineral Authority’sSame as corresponding title
Re-issue of consent under Part IV of ALRA$57
Administration fee (GST EXEMPT)Exploration Licence$287
Exploration Licence in Retention$230
Mineral Lease$230
Extractive Mineral Permit$115
Extractive Mineral Lease$230
Mineral AuthoritySame as corresponding title
Fees payable in relation to register (GST EXEMPT)Application for registration of devolution (per mineral title)$26
Application for registration of
  • Transfer of mineral rights interests (per mineral title)
  • Any other general dealing affecting a mineral title (per mineral title)
  $65
$23
Lodgment of Caveat (per mineral title)$23
Lodgment of continuation of Caveat (per continuation)$23
Ministers Certificate$17
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 – Exploration Licences (GST EXEMPT)Year 1 and Year 2
Year 3 and Year 4
Year 5 and Year 6
Subsequent years
$35 per block
$71 per block
$143 per block
$201 per block
NOTE The rents shown above apply only to exploration licences granted on or after commencement of the Mineral Titles Act.
The rents shown below apply to exploration licences granted under the Mining Act andconverted under the Mineral Titles Act, until the date on which the exploration licence is renewed or ceases to be in force.
Refer Section 141 of the Mineral Titles Regulations 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
$10 per block
$20 per block
$40 per block
$80 per block
$160 per block
Rent Other Mineral Titles (GST EXEMPT)Exploration Licences in Retention$20  per hectare
Mineral Lease$20 per hectare
Extractive Mineral Exploration Licence$35 per block
Extractive Mineral Permit
Extractive Mineral Permit (on which rehabilitation is being carried out under the MMA)
$62 per hectare
$11 per hectare
Extractive Mineral Lease$258 per hectare
Mineral AuthoritySame as corresponding title
Non Compliant Existing Interest
(Mineral Claims) Refer Regulation 142
$10 per hectare
Late lodgement fees (GST EXEMPT)Airborne survey report $57 for each week or part week
Reports (annual/expenditure/final) $115  for each week or part week
  Amalgamated Reports   $172 for each week or part week
2 – 4 mineral titles
5-9 mineral titles $230 for each week or part week
10 > mineral titles

$287 for each week or part week
Advertising Fees (GST INCLUSIVE)  
  • NT News
  • Koori Mail
  • Centralian Advocate
Fees exclude mineral leases and extractive mineral leases. Advertising costs will be advised and payable prior to publication.
$334.69
$235.75
$239.61

NOTE: ALL FEES AND RENTS HAVE BEEN CONVERTED FROM REVENUE UNITS – EXCEPT ADVERTISING FEES

Monetary value of a revenue unit is $1.15 as at 1 July 2017, - Monetary value is subject to indexation under the Revenue Units Act.

Last updated: 31 August 2017