Department for Energy and Mining – Forms and Fees

New fee structure from 1 January 2023. New fees for exploration regulation zones, rent, and exploration, quarrying, and mining programs (PEPRs and MOPs) come into effect from 1 January 2022. There are also changes to the way rent is payable by holders of mineral and retention leases.

There are three changes:

  1. New exploration regulation zones for annual exploration license fees
  2. Changes to rent payable by tenement holders
  3. New fees for a program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and a mine operations plan (MOP)

You can use the fee calculator to determine the fee relevant to the submission of exploration, quarrying and mining programs (PEPRs and MOPs).

Table of Contents

Fee changes

1. New exploration zones for annual exploration license fees
2. Changes to rent payable under the Mining Act by tenement holders
3. Programs for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) and mine operations plans (MOP)

Frequently asked questions

Visit the frequently asked questions for more information about how the fee changes will affect lease and license applications, rent payable and PEPRs.

Fee schedule

Fee schedule from 1 January 2022:

PEPR and MOP Online Submissions

From 1 January 2022, you will be able to submit your PEPR and MOP online.

  • Online PEPR and MOP submissions must be made using via the following submission forms:
  • PEPR and MOP submissions no longer require hardcopy versions to be provided. Electronic submissions only are required. Electronic copies can be uploaded to the submission form.
  • Payment of the PEPR or MOP fees can be made as part of the submission via EFT (with provision for credit card payments to follow in early 2022).
  • You will be able to track the progress of your PEPR and MOP assessment using an assessment tracker in SARIG (available in January 2022).

Fee calculator

The fee calculator provides a guide to the fees required when submitting a PEPR for exploration or mining, or a mine operations plan (MOP).

Forms and templates

Approved forms need to be completed for registration of a mineral claim, lease and license applications, and some other activities associated with a lease, license or tenement.

Contact us

Mineral Tenements Program

GPO Box 320
South Australia 5001


+61 8 8463 3101

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