Purchase a fossicking licence or fossicking camping permit
COVID-19 fossicking and camping open
Fossicking areas are open and camping is permitted. Please continue to observe social distancing measures and other health directives.
Read about Queensland’s Roadmap to easing restrictions.
Licences are not required at tourist mines and similar sites that charge a fee for entry. 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.