Purchase a fossicking licence online

You can purchase your fossicking licence online using our secure payment gateway. Your licence will be emailed to you once payment is confirmed. Credit card is currently the only payment option.

There are different licence types available depending on whether you will be fossicking as an individual or part of a group.

Follow the conditions on your licence and make sure you carry it on you at all times when fossicking. It is acceptable for you to show an inspector your licence on a mobile or tablet device. You can receive an on-the-spot fine or be prosecuted if you breach the provisions of your fossicking licence.

Licences can also be purchased from the nearest mining office or a fossicking licence agent.

If you are planning to camp in a fossicking area, you may also need a fossicking camping permit in addition to a fossicking licence.

Fossicking licence fees





Educational organisation

Commercial 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

Help with online purchases

For help and technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online contact:

MyMinesOnline helpdesk

Regulations for fossicking

If you have questions about fossicking regulations, contact your local mining office for more information.