Petroleum Geothermal Register (PGR)

The Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR) provides information relating to petroleum and geothermal titles.
Petroleum Geothermal Register (PGR)

Customers requiring access to PGR for public information about petroleum and geothermal titles do not need to register.

  • use the keyword search available on the PGR homepage or choose ‘advanced search’ to enable title searching on a combination of data types
  • search results will be displayed as a list of titles
  • ‘select’ a title of interest for more information (e.g. holders and work commitments) about that title
  • the current title version is always displayed, but previous versions can be viewed using the ‘renewal history’ facility
  • dealings documents (transactions after 1996) can also be viewed

Customers transitioning from paper to digital transactions can register for a free online account for online lodgement of applications and online payments. An email notification will be sent once access to the online lodgement and/or online payments have been approved. For the various applications now available through online lodgement this is the department's approved and only method for lodging these application types.

Most forms are now available to download through PGR. These forms are to be submitted via PGR using the online lodgement facility as this is the departments approved and only method of receiving these application types. To make use of the online lodgement facility you will need to register for access to online lodgement. Please note that not all applications are currently available to be lodged online. Refer to Petroleum Forms for further details.

Access to Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR).

To make a payment via credit card, via the payments portal, please enter the Payment number as printed on your Notification.

Online submissions of petroleum compliance data is now available through PGR. It provides industry with the ability to submit petroleum data required under the petroleum act and regulations. The data submissions are managed and tracked online, so that the whole process is logged and accountable.

Users must be registered against a company in order to access the online submission system. The data received are strictly confidential; only data lodged by the Company you are registered for will be displayed.

Online submission of petroleum compliance data allows online lodgement and tracking of the following:

  • Well Activity and Completion Reports and Data
  • Surveys Reports and Data
  • Titles Reports and General Study Reports

The system also specifies the format and the media required for data submitted, provides templates and allows uploading of files up to 150Mb.

If you have queries on how to use PGR or about information displayed in the system, please contact the department’s Resource Tenure Division on +61 (08) 9222 3759. For all other technical problems or questions please contact our IT Service Desk on +61 (08) 9222 0777 or email

Note: As of 1 January 2017, PGR will be the official register for all titles granted after this date. For titles existing prior to this date, the hard copy registers will continue to be the official register until further notice. Pre 1 January 2017 titles displayed through PGR are for guidance and information purposes only. The legal status of title holders’ interest for these titles may be verified by conducting a search of the register available from the Resources Tenure Division within the department.

To find out more about this innovative system please read the Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR) brochure (PDF 550 kb). For more information about online spatial lodgement for pipelines read the PGR Online Spatial lodgement shapefile Definitions guideline.

For more information contact:
Ph: +61 (08) 9222 3550

For technical assistance contact IT Service Desk.