Licence Register

Public access to licence documents as required under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated regulations

Provision of this public register is part of a strategy to demonstrate that there is transparency and accountability in decision-making processes.

Section 115 and Section 116 of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 require that a Public Register of Licences be established for public inspection. These sections are intended to provide the means that will aid stakeholders in determining whether the regulatory objectives of the Act have been met.

Section 115 of the Act specifies that the following data will be contained in the Public Register:

  • the terms and conditions of each licence issued under this Act;
  • the name of the licensee;
  • an accurate description of the licence area or in the case of a pipeline licence, the route of the pipeline;
  • a note of any registrable dealing affecting the licence; and
  • any other information (other than commercially sensitive information) the Minister considers appropriate to the public register.

The following licence documents can be accessed from this site:

Petroleum Exploration Licences (PELs)
Geothermal Exploration Licences (GELs)
Pipeline Licences (PLs)
Petroleum Production Licences (PPLs)
Preliminary Survey Licences (PSLs)
Speculative Survey Licences (SSLs)
Associated Activities Licences (AALs)
Petroleum Retention Licences (PRLs)
Geothermal Retention Licences (GRL's)
Exploration Permits for Petroleum (EPP's)
Special Facilities Licences (SFL's)
Gas Storage Retention Licences (GSRL's)
Gas Storage Exploration Licences (GSEL's)

Note that the licence documents are currently available only in .PDF format and you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these documents.

If digital documents are unavailable (eg for archival material), or if you are unable to access the .PDF files, the following Petroleum officers can be contacted for further information:

Joe Zabrowarny
General Manager, Licensing & Legislation
(08) 8463 3203

Shane Farrelly
Manager, Licensing & Legislation
(08) 8463 3216

More information on holders of petroleum and geothermal tenements in South Australia is given in the Earth Resources Information Sheet P1. You can also access a map showing petroleum and geothermal tenements in South Australia.