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South-eastern Queensland fossicking

A number of fossicking areas have been set aside in south-eastern Queensland for recreational and tourist fossicking. Visitors can fossick for gold at sites near Warwick and Gympie, for topaz near Stanthorpe and for petrified wood near Chinchilla.

Fossickers require a fossicking licence in all areas. Sites that are general permission areas are subject to special conditions and all fossickers must be careful to comply with these.

If you have any questions about fossicking, contact the local mining registrar.


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
5 May 2014
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