Mining Act fees

Copper Mine NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment / Emily Ryan

The contact details for the Lightning Ridge Office has changed, the new contact details are displayed on our contact page.

In accordance with Schedule 9 of the Mining Regulation 2016, the following lodgement fees are payable in addition to an administrative levy.

IMPORTANT: Note that fees and charges are subject to change. For more information contact our Lightning Ridge office (details below).


Claims and opal prospecting licences

Class A - Standard Mineral Claim

  1 year grant 2 year grant 3 year grant 4 year grant 5 year grant
Application Fee $130 $130 $130 $130 $130
Security Bond $700 $700 $700 $700 $700
Administrative Levy $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Landholder Compensation $109 $218 $327 $436 $545
Road Levy $25 $50 $75 $100 $125
Rehabilitation Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Mullock Dump Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Total $1,084 $1,338 $1,592 $1,846 $2,100
Application fee to transfer a mineral claim $120
Security bond  $700 (ordinary)
$200 (residential)
Stamp Duty (payable at an approx rate of $12.50 per $1000 of the purchase price)   $10 (minimum)
Total Ordinary Claim $830 (min)
Residential Claim $330 (min)
 1 year renewal2 year renewal3 year renewal4 year renewal5 year renewal
Renewal Fee $100 $100 $100 $100 $100
Administrative Levy $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
Landholder Compensation $109 $218 $327 $436 $545
Road Levy $25 $50 $75 $100 $125
Rehabilitation Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Mullock Dump Levy $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
Total $354$608$862$1116$1,370
Application fee    $30
Security Bond  

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy

$100

Landholder Compensation $109 plus 11c per Hectare
TOTAL OPA1 $589
TOTAL OPA2$589
TOTAL OPA3 $589
TOTAL OPA4 $739

Two-hectare claims

Note that the fees for renewal are the same as for grants but are exclusive of the security bond

Application Fee   $470
Term Admin Levy $100
Bond $5600 
Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $6324
Application Fee   $180
Bond  

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy $100
Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
TOTAL OPA1 $784
TOTAL OPA2 $784
TOTAL OPA3 $784
TOTAL OPA4 $934
Application Fee   $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond $700 (more security may be required) 
Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1424 (for 1 year term)
Application Fee   $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond $700 (more security may be required) 
Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1424 (for 1 year term)
Application Fee $180
Bond   

OPA1:$350

OPA2:$350

OPA3:$350

OPA4:$500

Term Admin Levy $100
Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
TOTAL OPA1 $784
TOTAL OPA2 $784
TOTAL OPA3 $784
TOTAL OPA4 $934
Application Fee   $470
Term Admin Levy $100 min. (per year)
Bond

$700 (more security may be required)

Landholder Compensation $109
Road Levy $25
Mullock Levy $10
Rehab/Environmental Levy $10
Total $1424 (for 1 year term)

Changes to payment methods

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience will no longer accept cheques as detailed in the following notification: