Purchase a fossicking licence online
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.
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.
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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.
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
Commercial tour operator
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.
For help and technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online contact:
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133