Petroleum Regulations 2020

On 1 January 2021, land access laws for petroleum activities in the Northern Territory (NT) changed.

All petroleum titleholders must follow the Petroleum Regulations 2020.

They include:

  • requirements to notify landholders about preliminary activities and aerial surveys
  • requiring a land access agreement to be reached before conducting regulated petroleum operations
  • how parties can reach an agreement including tools, like mediation, to assist parties.

What you need to know

Find out how to:

You can also find out how to:

In some cases, you may need to request a mediator to negotiate an agreement or apply to the NTCAT.


To find out more, contact Land Access.

Last updated: 14 May 2021

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