Purchase a fossicking licence or fossicking camping permit
Fossickers require a current fossicking licence, which can be obtained online, from our regional and district offices and authorised agents.
Licences are not required at tourist mines and similar sites that charge a fee for entry, except where the facility is unlicenced, then it is your responsibility to hold a licence.
You also don’t need a fossicking licence to hunt for treasure or lost items using a metal detector. Check with the local council for any rules about accessing public beaches and other areas for this purpose.
Contact our regional and district offices for all fossicking enquiries.