A key role of the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is to provide an efficient and timely mining title approvals process, which is essential for guaranteeing the sustainability of the resources sector and the State’s future prosperity. All exploration and mining titles in Western Australia are administered in accordance with the Mining Act 1978. The types of mining titles include prospecting licences, exploration, retention and miscellaneous licences, and mining and general purpose leases.
The Mineral Titles Division is responsible for the administration of these mining titles and maintenance of title registry systems (Mineral Titles Online and Tengraph® Online), that provide current information on land availability and details on mining tenements in Western Australia.
Products and services provided by the Mineral Titles Division include advice on land access matters, land availability, processing and determination of mining title applications, maintenance of the title registry system and administration of statutory requirements of tenement holders.
* Payment of Mining Act fees and charges can now be made at the customer service counter Perth or any of the regional offices by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFTPOS) or credit card. At this stage mining tenement rental payments cannot be paid by credit card.
A credit card limit of $25,000 applies per transaction. The Department accepts Visa or MasterCard and if the credit card transaction limit of $25,000 is exceeded, the transaction will be rejected. Further details relating to payment of fees and charges are shown here.
You are currently able to order and pay for official tenement searches and data extracts, pay mining tenement rentals and lodge various Mining Act forms online using the Department's Mineral Titles Online system.*
Investigative support to the department in relation to environmental issues, breaches of tenement conditions and in the investigation of offences committed against other legislation administered by the department.
Application advertising allows anyone with internet access to view the details of Mineral Tenement Applications immediately after they are received and processed by the Department
Bi-annual e-Newsletter provides tenement holders and other stakeholders with the department's latest Mineral Titles news, updates and initiatives