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Fossicking camping permits

Camping is allowed in some designated fossicking lands and areas, including:

A fossicking camping permit is required. The maximum stay at any one area is 3 months.

The camping permit does not authorise you to fossick. If you wish to fossick, you can purchase a fossicking licence online, from our regional and district offices or from authorised licence agents.

Purchase a fossicking camping permit

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

For Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users: Due to changes made to the security settings of the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome, purchasing a permit may not work in your browser. If you are having trouble, please try using Internet Explorer. We appreciate your patience and are working on a fix for this problem.

Fossicking camping permits can be also be purchased from our regional and district offices or from authorised licence agents.

Fossicking camping permit fees


or family

Club or
educational organisation

tour operator

Per night

Fee 35414

Fee 35416

Fee 35418

Per week

Fee 35413

Fee 35415

Fee 35417

Technical support

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

MyMinesOnline helpdesk

Phone: +61 7 3199 8133



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.

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Last reviewed
17 August 2016
Last updated
11 September 2015
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