Tenement holders can apply for COVID-19 expenditure exemptions

State government continues to assist industry
Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2020

As part of financial relief measures being introduced by the State Government, DMIRS will consider COVID-19 related impacts when exploration tenement holders apply for expenditure exemptions under section 102 of the Mining Act 1978.

This is consistent with Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston’s Minister’s Ministerial Opinion published on 27 March 2020.

Applicants should supply a statutory declaration to support their application demonstrating that exploration expenditure conditions have not been met as a direct result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the restrictions imposed by governments in response to it.

Applications for exemption should be lodged electronically via Mineral Titles Online.

More information on exemptions, objections and the suspension of Perth Warden’s Court hearings.