Minerals permit processing performance

We set processing time targets for different mineral permit applications to monitor our performance.

This page gives you information about our targets and our performance against those targets in the last quarter.

Read the latest quarterly Minerals Approval Performance Report [PDF 199KB]

The reports for the third and fourth quarters of 2018 were inadvertently not published and can now be found below.

These performance reports exclude the time taken on applications that are outside of our control. For example, when we are waiting for more information from an applicant, this time is not taken into account when calculating our performance.

Target processing times

Approval ProcessTarget Timeline
All hobby permit applications 60 business days
New Applications
Prospecting Permits 80 business days
Tier 1 Exploration Permits 80 business days
Tier 2 Exploration Permits 80 business days
Tier 1 Mining Permits 120 business days
Tier 2 Mining Permits 120 business days
Change Applications
Change of Conditions 60 business days
Transfers 40 business days
Change of Operator 40 business days
Notification of Change of Control 40 business days
Consent to a Dealing 40 business days
Extension of duration to a Prospecting Permit 60 business days
Extension of duration (not appraisal) to an Exploration Permit 60 business days
Change of Minerals to a Prospecting Permit 60 business days
Change of Minerals to an Exploration Permit 60 business days
Extension of land to a Prospecting Permit 60 business days
Extension of land to an Exploration Permit 60 business days
Extension of Duration for Appraisal to an Exploration Permit 120 business days
Extension of land to a Mining Permit 120 business days
Change of Minerals to a Mining Permit 120 business days
Partial Surrenders 20 business days
Full Surrenders 10 business days

Archive of performance reports

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