Fossicking licence agents

You can purchase your fossicking licence online, from our regional or district offices or from the authorised agents listed below.

Fossicking licence fees






tour operator

1 month

Fee 35402

Fee 35405


Fee 35409

Fee 35411

6 months

Fee 35403

Fee 35406




1 year

Fee 35404

Fee 35407

Fee 35408

Fee 35410

Fee 35412

Note: Licences for clubs, educational organisations and commercial tour operators authorise fossicking for a maximum of 50 people at any one time and place. Licences for commercial tour operators do not authorise fossicking for fossil specimens.

Authorised agents

Northern region

Mount Isa Mining District

  • Mary Kathleen Tourist Park, Cloncurry, Queensland 4824

Georgetown Mining District

  • Croydon Shire Council, Samwell St, Croydon, Queensland 4871
  • Travellers Tavern, North St, Georgetown, Queensland 4871
  • Simon Harrison, O’Briens Creek Camp Grounds, Mt Surprise, Queensland 4871

Mareeba Mining District

  • Night Sky Secrets Pty Ltd, Shop 3, 321 Sheridan Street Cairns North Queensland 4870
  • Mareeba Heritage Centre Inc, 345 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Queensland 4880

Charters Towers Mining District

  • Queensland Government Agent, Collinsville, Queensland 4804
  • Towers Gas and Camping, 168 Gill Street, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820

Central region

Emerald Mining District

  • Blue Gem Caravan Park, Sapphire, Queensland 4702
  • Gem-Air Caravan Park, Willows Gemfields, Queensland 4702
  • Willows Gemfields Caravan Park, Willows Gemfields, Queensland 4702

Winton Mining District

  • Waltzing Matilda Centre, 50 Elderslie Street, Winton, Queensland 4735
  • Bush Park, Opalton, Queensland 4735

Southern region

Brisbane Mining District

  • Cooloola Information Centre, Bruce Hwy Gympie, Queensland 4570
  • Nanango Visitor Information Centre, Henry St, Nanango, Queensland 4615

Dalby Mining District

  • Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre, Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla, Queensland 4413
  • Warwick Visitor Information Centre, 72 Palmerin Street, Warwick, Queensland 4370
  • Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre, 27 Leslie Parade, Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380

Quilpie Mining District

  • Artesian Waters Caravan Park, 1 Blue Bonnet Boulevard, Yowah Queensland 4490
  • Paroo Shire Council, Cunnamulla, Queensland 4490