Guide On Applying Tenement Mining Licence Online

When applying and lodging applications for tenement exploration online, users use the SARIG Mineral Exploration Tenement Wizard. The applications that you can lodge through this wizard are as follows:

  • Application for Exploration Release Area (ERA)
  • Exploration Licence Application (ELA)
  • Exploration and subsequent licence renewal

You will find a checklist of all the required documentation for the online application process in the application wizard.

The wizard generates a reference and security code that you will use for the SARIG Continue a current application tool.

Please note that you will be charged a fee for lodging an ERA and ELA. You can securely pay the fee online.

Exploration licence application (ELA)

You will be able to plot a tenement boundary using the ELA online application wizard within the SARIG Map application. The SARIG map contains a pre-set base map. These map provides information on land access that you will need to provide in the application process. Apart from that, it also provides a map of the areas that are available for application.

Exploration release area (ERA) application

The ERA applicant wizard contains a smart pre-populated online form the user can use to apply and lodge an ERA application.

Exploration licence renewal or subsequent licence application

You can complete and lodge an application for the renewal of the exploration licence or subsequent licences using a smart pre-populated online form available in the wizard.

Exploration licence application (ELA) tracker

You can select the polygon for a current mineral exploration licence application and track its status using the application status widget. You can also download your detailed collated reports in PDF format.

Tenement spatial data delivery via SARIG

Spatial data for mineral tenement are available for download in multiple formats from SARIG as follows:

  • MapInfo Tab
  • ArcGIS geodatabase and shapefiles
  • Web Services WFS/WMS
  • Google Earth KMZ

South Australian Mining Register online search

You are allowed by the South Australian Mining Register to obtain more than one copy of mining tenements online. Apart from that, you can also request to extract tenement mining information from the register.

The following information can be obtained from this tool:

  • Copy of the lease or licence document of mining tenement from the Mining Register
  • Standard search query extract from the Mining Register
    The process for attaining tenement exploration or mining licences in South Australia is easy. Simply visit the SARIG website and you’ll be able to apply for licence form mining tenement online.