The following templates have been updated:

- Statements-of-compliance-environmental-performance-and-financial-history

- ESF2-Rehabilitation-completion-November-2019

- ESF3 Environmental management report (Opal Prospecting in OPA4)

- ESF4 Application to conduct exploration activities.

These templates are available at

The links in our applications forms to the new templates will be updated shortly.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Make an environmental application

    Apply for approvals related to exploration activities, operation plans, rehabilitation cost estimates and subsidence management

    Go to Make an environmental application

  • Mining Act 1992 Forms

    General administrative forms and forms related to assessment leases, exploration licences, mining leases and opal mineral claims

    Go to Mining Act 1992 forms

  • Fees under the Mining Act 1992

    Fees related to exploration licence applications, assessment leases, mining leases, records and registrations, mineral claims, opal prospecting licences and authorities generally

    Go to Fees under the Mining Act 1992

  • Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 Forms

    Forms related to petroleum titles and administration, assessment leases, exploration and production activities

    Go to Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 forms

  • Fees under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991

    Lodgement fees in accordance with the Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2007 - Schedule 1

    Go to Fees under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991

  • Mining for privately owned minerals

    Information on mining or prospecting for privately owned minerals, application forms and frequently asked questions

    Go to Mining for privately owned minerals

  • Times at which applications can be formally received

    Formal application receipt times under the Mining Regulation 2016 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

    Go to Times at which applications can be formally received

For further information
Resource Operations
+61 (0)2 4063 6600
PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Resource Operations, Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, Department of Regional NSW, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map