APP-01 - Minerals - New permit

To apply for a new minerals prospecting, exploration or mining permit use the online permitting system or complete an APP-01 form.

Online permitting system (OPS)

Download Application form APP-01 [PDF 355KB]

You also need to provide information to support your application. The Minerals Application Guide provides you with a checklist of the supporting information you need to supply.

Minerals Application Guide [XLSX 25KB]

We've also developed a guide and template for alluvial gold and quarry mining permit applications to provide guidance to help you prepare the supporting information you need to submit.

Supporting information for applying for an alluvial gold or quarry mining permit – guide [PDF 423KB]

Supporting information for applying for an alluvial gold or quarry mining permit – template [DOCX 398KB]

If you don't provide all of the information needed to support your application, it may be rejected.

Application Type

Fee
(Including 15% GST)1

New minerals prospecting permit application

Prospecting permits are ordinarily granted initially for up to 2 years.

$3,450.00

New or subsequent minerals exploration permit application

Exploration permits are ordinarily granted initially for up to 5 years

$3,450.00

New or subsequent minerals mining permit application

Mining permits are ordinarily granted for up to 40 years.

Mining permits for alluvial gold and hobby or recreational operations are ordinarily granted for up to 10 years.

Tier 1 - $16,675.00

Tier 2 - $5,750.00

Note: if there is more than one proposed permit participant APP-01 must be accompanied by:

1 NZP&M does not accept manual credit card payments on applications.

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