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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

Period

Individual

Family

Club

Educational
organisation

Commercial
tour operator

1 month

Fee 35402

Fee 35405

NA

Fee 35409

Fee 35411

6 months

Fee 35403

Fee 35406

NA

NA

NA

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
  • Cobbold Camping Village, via Forsayth, Queensland 4871
  • Finnigans Rest, First Street, Forsayth, Queensland 4871
  • Georgetown Roadhouse, St George St, Georgetown, Queensland 4871
  • Travellers Tavern, North St, Georgetown, Queensland 4871
  • Mt Surprise Gems, Garland St, Mt Surprise, Queensland 4871
  • Simon Harrison, O’Briens Creek Camp Grounds, Mt Surprise, Queensland 4871

Mareeba Mining District

  • Night Sky Secrets Pty Ltd, Shop 10 the Pier, Cairns, Queensland 4870
  • Mareeba Heritage Centre, Byrnes St, Mareeba, Queensland 4880

Charters Towers Mining District

  • Flinders Shire Council Discovery Centre, 37 Gray St, Hughenden, Queensland 4821
  • Queensland Government Agent, Collinsville, Queensland 4804
  • Gold City Detecting, 61 High St, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820

Central region

Emerald Mining District

  • Blue Gem Caravan Park, Sapphire, Queensland 4702
  • Clermont Caravan Park, Haig Street, Clermont Queensland 4721
  • Gem-Air Caravan Park, Willows Gemfields, Queensland 4702
  • The Outback Prospector, Shop 5, Clermont Plaza, 62 Daintree Street, Clermont Queensland 4721
  • Willows Gemfields Caravan Park, Willows Gemfields, Queensland 4702

Mackay Mining District

  • Mines Inspectorate Office, Verde Building, Level 5, 44 Nelson St, Mackay, Queensland 4740

Winton Mining District

  • Waltzing Matilda Centre

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 Tourist Information Centre, Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla, Queensland 4413

Quilpie Mining District

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

Contacts

Contact one of our mining offices for any fossicking enquiry.

Fossicking rules and licences

A fossicking licence is required in Queensland. Make sure you follow the fossicking rules and observe the basic principles of safe fossicking.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
2 May 2017
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