All petroleum exploration and production activity in NSW must be conducted in accordance with a petroleum title issued under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

A petroleum title gives holders exclusive rights to explore for, or produce petroleum (including conventional and coal seam gas) within the title area.

Find information on petroleum titles

Common Ground

Our Common Ground web application can help you find out more about current exploration, mining and production activities in NSW. Search interactive maps to find locations of coal, minerals, petroleum and gas titles. Use the maps layers to see other land uses such as national parks, state forests or the locations of strategic agricultural land. Browse Common Ground external link.


Browse our DIGS External link document archive for public information on titles.

Titles status reports

View lists of current and expired petroleum titles and applications or browse the Applications and approvals section of this website to read about the reporting and notification requirements of title holders.

  • PEL buy-back

    Action 4 of the NSW Gas Plan was to establish a one-off buy-back of petroleum exploration licences (PELs) for titleholders across the state. Read about the PEL buy-back.

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  • Camden Gas Project

    AGL's Camden Gas Project is located in the Macarthur region of south-west Sydney and has been operating since 2001 under its former operators, Sydney Gas Limited. AGL acquired Sydney Gas Limited in 2009.

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  • Gloucester Basin and PEL 285

    Project updates and links to key reports and documents relating to the Waukivory Pilot Project near Gloucester.

    Go to Gloucester Basin and PEL 285