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 - Oil, Gas, Geothermal

Energy Titles, Geothermal, NT Petroleum Reserved Blocks, Petroleum, Pipelines

Geological Survey

NTGS undertakes world-class geoscience targeted towards a better understanding of the Territory's Geoscience Framework and prospectivity.

Information and Services

Forms, Procedures and Guidelines, FAQ's, Mineral Production Statistics, Energy Titles and Operations Forms and Guidelines, Mineral Titles Forms and Guidelines, STRIKE help.

Investment Opportunities

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.

Land Access

Stakeholder engagement, background, minerals land access, energy land access, questions and answers.

Legacy mines

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 Titles

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


Annual reports, strategic plans, department publications and EngeryNT annual summaries.

Rum Jungle

Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project, completed studies, rehabilitation plan, historic information, photos, site maps, partnership agreements.

Environmental Management Plan online

NEWS / 11 Oct 2016

Environmental Management Plan online

The Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for Origin Energy’s exploration permit at Amungee well site is available online.

Fracking Inquiry

NEWS / 14 Sep 2016

Fracking Inquiry

On 14 September the NT Government announced a moratorium and independent scientific inquiry into fracking in the Northern Territory.

Proposed Mineral Authorities for coal in Central Australia

NEWS / 24 Aug 2016

Proposed Mineral Authorities for coal in Central Australia

The Department of Mines and Energy declared a proposed reserved land area that was published in the Government Gazette on Friday 5 August.