A royalty is the amount charged for the transfer of the right to extract a mineral resource. It may be a coal royalty, mineral (non-coal) royalty or petroleum royalty. It is paid by the holder of the petroleum title or holder of the mining lease or sub-lease.
Non-royalty payments – rental, licence and publication fees – are made to the Department of Planning and Environment.
Minerals that are not owned or reserved by the Crown are known as ‘privately owned minerals’.
If you have acquired a mining lease by way of a transfer, you may be liable to pay duty.
If you hold a mining lease or petroleum title, you must keep records for seven years of the minerals or petroleum you recover. We may request these records for audit and assessment purposes.
You must keep records of
Learn more about the definitions relating to mineral royalty and petroleum royalty
Contact the Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience for information on