Department of Mines and Energy
The mining and energy industries are very important to the Territory. Mining and petroleum operations contribute more than 20% of the Territory’s Gross State Product. These operations and activities are critical to the Territory’s development, particularly in regional areas. The Department of Mines and Energy regulates the mining and petroleum industries, including inspecting and auditing sites on a regular basis. The department is also responsible for the NT Geological Survey, which provides high-quality geoscientific information to the mining and petroleum industries, and also supports investment attraction into Territory projects.
Energy Titles, Geothermal, NT Petroleum Reserved Blocks, Petroleum, Pipelines
NTGS undertakes world-class geoscience targeted towards a better understanding of the Territory's Geoscience Framework and prospectivity.
Forms, Procedures and Guidelines, FAQ's, Mineral Production Statistics, Energy Titles and Operations Forms and Guidelines, Mineral Titles Forms and Guidelines, STRIKE help.
The CORE (Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration) program is an exploration initiative designed to maximise opportunities for the exploration and discovery of new mineral and petroleum resources.
Stakeholder engagement, background, minerals land access, energy land access, questions and answers.
Legacy mining issues, levy, legacy mines unit, strategic direction, Redbank Mine Site.
Minerals Legislation, Energy Legislation and Requirements and other legislation pertinent to mining, petroleum and geothermal tenure
Mineral and Extractive Mineral Titles, Mineral and Extractive Mineral Application Forms and Guidelines, Mineral and Extractive Mineral Advertising, Mining Notices, Historical Exploration and Mining maps, NTALR Unit
Authorised mine sites, Mining Authorisations, Mining Management Plans, Rehabilitation Security, MMA Reporting, Auditing and Closure, Uranium, Mining Advisory Committee, McArthur River Mine (MRM) Independent Monitor
NEWS / 21 Jul 2016
The Department of Mines and Energy each year offers a three-year scholarship for a young Territorian to undertake university study in earth science, mining, petroleum engineering or metallurgy.
NEWS / 21 Jul 2016
The Legacy Mines Unit of the Department of Mines and Energy (DME) awarded a tender to local company EcOz Pty Ltd to conduct a baseline weed survey of the Goodall Legacy Mine site and surrounds.
NEWS / 20 Jul 2016
Oil and Gas exploration directly south of Katherine reveals Geology unsuitable for oil and gas development
Pangaea (NT) was granted adjoining Petroleum Exploration Permits to the south of Katherine including a portion of the permit within the Katherine Municipal boundary.Pangaea has advised that its geological assessment has confirmed that the northern part of the exploration permit EP‐167 is not commercially prospective for oil or gas.