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Renewal or Subsequent Application (SA)

Exploration Licence

Exploration licence renewal

Where the licensee seeks a renewal of term (within the maximum term of 5 years), an application for renewal must be lodged a minimum of one month prior to expiry of the EL. Applications received after this date, but before the Expiry Date are considered late. A late lodgment is subject to the holder seeking Ministerial Consent as a separate written submission to the Department of State Development providing reasons as to why the application was late and may attract fees. Failure to make an application prior to the expiry date will result in the EL being expired.

Renewal applications cannot be accepted after the Expiry Date. Applications for renewal may be lodged using Form 29 – Mineral Exploration Licence application / renewal - or by applying on-line through SARIG (South Australian Resources Information Geoserver).

An automated reminder facility is available to licensees who have a registered email address with the Department of State Development.

Subsequent exploration licence application

An EL can have a maximum term of 5 years, after which time a new application for the area may be lodged using Form 29 – Mineral Exploration Licence application / renewal - or by applying on-line through SARIG (South Australian Resources Information Geoserver).

Favorable consideration will be given to the granting of a subsequent EL over the same area, or a reduced area, when a licensee has satisfactorily fulfilled all obligations of the previous EL.

A subsequent application must be lodged at least three months prior to expiry of the existing EL. Applications received after this date are considered late and may attract fees. If an application for a subsequent EL is not determined before the date of expiry, the EL is deemed to continue in force until the application is determined. If granted the new license will commence on the day after the expiry of the previous license.

As well as the requirements detailed under the ELA section above, an application for a subsequent EL also requires:

1. Information on the exploratory operations and expenditure versus commitment for the previous EL.

2. A proposed scheme of exploration with a statement of the proposed expenditure no less than double the prevailing rate of commitment for the previous EL.