As a key deliverable of the NSW Minerals Strategy, the NSW Government delivered the first phase of a fit-for-purpose platform for industry in December 2019 to support the end-to-end management of exploration and mining titles with increased transparency and accountability.

The second phase of the Titles Management System (TMS), launched on 22 June 2020, delivers additional functionality for  convenient, online access to services provided by Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG), formerly the Division of Resources and Geoscience. When fully deployed, users will be able to initiate, save, submit and pay for all applications required under the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

The portal supports new and existing authority holders and can be used by agents and the wider community.

TMS will ultimately replace the current Resources Customer Portal (RCP), which will be decommissioned shortly after Phase 2 is launched. Further notifications will be provided as to timing of this decommissioning.

To ensure industry input into the development of the TMS, MEG has undertaken, or is undertaking, a variety of consultation and engagement initiatives. To find out more about these activities visit the TMS Engagement Hub.

TMS Phase 2

The latest functionality available as part of the second phase deployment allows users to lodge new applications for the grant and renewal of coal and mineral authorities including:

  • exploration licences
  • assessment leases
  • mining leases.

Features

Features available as part of Phase 2 include:

  • a dashboard to track the progress of your lodged applications
  • the ability to save applications as a draft for completion later
  • geospatial selection of application areas
  • automatic population of contact details
  • attachment of documents to draft and lodged applications
  • secure payment of application fees by credit card
  • case tracking for all TMS cases
  • the ability to generate a PDF of the application data.

Accessing TMS

Go to the new Titles Management System.

Future additions to TMS

Additional functionality and services will be added to TMS in future deployments including:

  • the ability to submit other types of applications required by the Mining Act 1992 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991
  • notification of key dates (e.g. annual report due dates)
  • enhanced profile management
  • automated correspondence
  • a contemporary public register
  • streamlined report lodgement.

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Support using TMS

To assist users to create a TMS account, navigate their way around the system and submit applications, several support tools have been developed.

Documents

View the Titles Management System User Guide

View the Titles Management System Frequently Asked Questions

View an Information sheet (preface) on applying for an exploration licence, assessment lease or mining lease

View an Information sheet (preface) on applying to renew an exploration licence, assessment or mining lease

Help text is also embedded into the system to assist users to manage their account and lodge applications.

Supplementary Instructions

Following the Phase 2 launch on 22 June 2020, we wish to advise TMS users that when documents are uploaded and saved using a ‘document type’ previously used, the second uploaded document will overwrite the original.

An interim measure has been developed to overcome this and should be adopted until this is resolved.

Summary of changes following the launch of Phase 2

Based on industry feedback received during testing and following the launch of Phase 2 of the system, the TMS team implemented system improvements via an interim Phase 2.1 upgrade at the end of July.

A summary of changes document has been developed outlining the key changes and what they mean for users.

TMS Technical Support

If you have any technical enquiries concerning the portal (e.g. difficulties uploading an attachment or access issues), please contact us at tms@planning.nsw.gov.au

General Application Support

If you have any general enquiries concerning the authority application process (e.g. the information required to support an application), please contact  resource.operations@planning.nsw.gov.au