Useful information

There is a heap of information on the internet and the best part is – it’s FREE!
We’ll be updating these links regularly and really do hope they’ll be an easy and useful research tool.

Fact sheets

Click here for: Fees and Charges – Information on mining tenements.

Click here for: Miner’s Rights.

Click here for: Prospecting, exploration, mining on pastoral leases.

Click here for: Marking out and applying for mining tenements.

Click here for: Exploration licences graticualr boundary system.

Click here for: Special prospecting licence (for gold).

Click here for: Section 40E permit system.

Click here for: Mining act guidelines (basic provisions).


This will take you to a page on the DMIRS website where you can download all sorts of forms that prospectors use.

Click here for: Mining Act 1978 (WA) Forms.

Geological Maps

Have a look at the ‘index’ link and this will give you the names/numbers of the geological maps you require for your area of interest.

Click here for: Western Australian geological map index.

Then, use this link to take you to the ‘search for maps and reports’ page on the DMIRS website.
Click on the ‘series’ drop down menu and you can select 1:100 000 or 1:250 000 series geological maps. It’s not too hard and it’s FREE!

Click here for: Western Australian geological maps.

Other useful information

There’s some great information in the links below. If you have any that you would like to include, please let us know.

Click here for: A list of mining companies with website links.

Click here for: Free training in GSWA databases and online systems.

Click here for: National Library of Australia database search page.

Click here for: State Law Publisher WA, digital copy of the Mining Act (1978).