Title search requests

Submit a Request for Search of Petroleum Title

Request for Search of Petroleum Title - 2205 Kb

Request for a Search of a Petroleum Title

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's Petroleum Register is a public registry that, pursuant to Petroleum Legislation, allows titles to be searched and extracts of these and associated documents taken for a prescribed fee.

The Petroleum Register comprises two parts, outlined below.

Part 1: Title details

  • title number, term, nominee Page 1
  • title holders Page 2/3
  • annual fee receipt details Page 4
  • securities or insurance held against the title Page 5
  • endorsements of matters impacting on title (e.g. Declaration of location, application for surrender etc.) Page 6-7
  • schedule of transfers and dealings on the title Page 8/9
  • memorials of transfers and dealings Page 10
  • variation, suspension, extension Page 11
  • special notices Page 12

Part 2: Title instrument

This is the original title instrument issued to the holder and contains details of the current term, including:

  • a description of the title area and plan
  • conditions of the grant incorporating the work program
  • Any variations to the title e.g. Variation of the work program

In addition to the above, registered instruments of transfer and dealing documents (or at least a summary) can be searched and extracts copied. These transfers and dealings are identified in the Register.

Type of exploration and development tenements

Petroleum and Geotheramal Energy Resources Act 1967

  • Drilling Reservations (DR1)
  • Exploration Permits (EP1) (R4 = 4th renewal)
  • Production Licences (L1)
  • Petroleum Leases (L1H)
  • Retention Leases (R1)
  • Geothermal Exploration Permits (GEP1)
  • Geothermal Production Licences (GL1)
  • Geothermal Retention Leases (GR1)

Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969

  • Pipeline Licences (PL1)

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982

  • Exploration Permits (TP/1)
  • Production Licences (TL/1)
  • Pipeline Licences (TPL/1)
  • Retention Lease (TR/1)


Clients should be aware that a typical Title Register Part 1 is 10 to 15 pages and part two varies between eight to 20 pages. In some instances, either part can be considerably more.

The Petroleum - Schedule of fees lists the current fee for a Search of a Petroleum Title.

Please note, free searches of the Register can be conducted using the Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR) online system.

Lodging the submission

Lodgement of the Request for Search of Petroleum Title is to be completed online. This is the departments approved and only method of submitting this request.

For help using our online submission process, please visit the DMIRS submissions portal.