An exploration licence gives the holder the exclusive right to explore for the specified mineral group(s) within the exploration licence area, during the term of the licence.

The purpose of exploration is to locate areas where mineral resources may be present, to establish the quality and quantity of those resources and to investigate the viability of extracting the resource.

The Resources Regulator has developed a new online version of the Statement of compliance, environmental performance and financial history form. All relevant Mining Act 1992 application forms link to the online version of this form. For a word version of the Statement of compliance, environmental performance and financial history, please refer to the Resources Regulator website at https://www.resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au/environment/forms. For any further information about this form, please contact the Resources Regulator on 1300 814 609.