Forms and applications

Current forms

To conduct a mining activity you will need to register as a suitable operator, and you will require an environmental authority (EA). You can apply to be registered as a suitable operator online through Online Services at

Alternatively, you can apply using the form Application to be a registered suitable operator—ESR/2015/1771, which is available by emailing , or phoning 1300 130 372 and selecting option 4.

New EA applications for mining activities relating to a mining lease can be completed through Online Services after completing a tenure application through the Department of Resources’  MyMinesOnline service.

Alternatively, the application forms for standard, variation or site-specific application for mining activities are available on the Business Queensland website.

For advice about applications for environmental authorities contact Permit and Licence Management:


Phone: 1300 130 372 (and select option four)

Information regarding an application for an EA for an environmentally relevant activity can be found using the form and fee finder available on

Some forms are not yet available on Online Services or the Business Queensland website. These have been provided below:


Forms prior to 31 March 2013

Forms and notices for actions that relate to applications commenced prior to 31 March 2013 should use the following forms: