Minerals permits

Types of permits

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals issues permits to prospect, explore and mine minerals.

Apply for a new permit or manage current permits

A permit is required to prospect, explore, or mine for minerals that are part of the Crown mineral estate, including gold and silver.

Land available for applications

A fortnightly report that provides notification of land available for mineral permit applications. Offering timely information on new minerals opportunities across New Zealand.

Guidelines

Use these guidelines to find out information on mineral permit applications and mineral permit reporting requirements.

Minerals Permit Webmaps

NZP&M provides online maps using real-time data to show all current minerals permits and applications in New Zealand.

Fees and royalties

An overview of minerals permit fees and royalty requirements.

Compliance and reporting requirements

The Crown Minerals Act requires all permit holders to keep detailed records and reports on prospecting, exploration, and mining activity.