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

The first phase of the new Titles Management System (TMS) was launched on 9 December 2019 and delivers convenient, online access to services provided by the Division of Resources and Geoscience (the Division). 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 will support new and existing authority holders and can be used by agents.

TMS will ultimately replace the current Titles Administration System (TAS).

TMS Phase 1

The functionality available from December includes lodgement of new applications for the following authorities (exclusive of Groups 9,9A and the minerals coal and petroleum):

  • Exploration Licences.
  • Assessment leases.
  • Mining Leases.

Features

Features available include:

  • a dashboard to track the progress of your lodged applications
  • the ability to save TMS created 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.

Accessing TMS

Go to the new Titles Management System.

Future additions to TMS

Additional functionality and services will be added to TMS 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.

Consultation

To ensure the system is fit-for-purpose, the Division held an industry webinar to gain feedback on key features being considered in the development of the portal. The Division would like to thank the webinar participants for taking part. Valuable insights were gained to help us improve the portal.

View a video of the full TMS industry webinar

View the responses to questions raised by industry at the webinar

Prior to the system’s launch, the Division sent out a letter to all applicants and authority holders in TAS requesting a validation of their contact details.

We are always focused on improving our services, so we welcome your feedback and suggestions based on your experience with TMS.  You can provide feedback by emailing us at tms@planning.nsw.gov.au.

For Further Information

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.

How to videos

Applying for an exploration licence using TMS

More User Help videos are currently in development

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

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

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