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In South Australia minerals are the property of the government and managed on behalf of all South Australians.

Any individual or company wishing to conduct exploration or mining activities in South Australia must first obtain the appropriate licences from the Mineral Resources Division within the Department of State Development.

The Mineral Resources Division is responsible for administering and regulating the state's mineral resources industry and makes available a wealth of information and case management support to assist potential licence holders in their endeavours. 

More information about the licensing and regulation of mineral exploration in South Australia

More information about the licensing and regulation of mining in South Australia

Regulatory guidelines

Information sheets

Tenement information