Exploration
Exploration agreements cover grants for mining exploration tenements, or conditions for conducting exploration.
NameDateDocuments
1972 Seabed Boundaries Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on Seabed Boundaries in the Area of the Timor and Arafura Seas.9/10/1972 
Access Clearance and Native Title Mining Agreement
Adnyamathanha Mineral Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)  
Agreement between Mayala and Pluton Resources
Amity Oil Limited and the Nyoongar Community Agreement16/05/1997
Antakirinja Area Minerals Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)18/05/2004 
Antakirinja Area Minerals Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (No 2)14/06/2005
Arabunna Area Minerals Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/10/2004 
Arnhem Land West Deed of Assignment and Covenant20/04/2000
ATP701P CSG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)8/08/2003 
AuDAX Resources NL and the Mirriwung Gajerrong People Agreement1/05/1998
Ausquest Limited / CLC No. 2 - (within Kirkimbie, Bunda, Wallamanga, Birrindudu PPL's) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/09/2002 
Ausquest Limited/CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 15/11/2001 
Ausquest Limited/CLC No. 3 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 5/12/2002 
Balangarra Agreement1/01/1999
Bangku-Bangku Makiya Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)21/02/2005 
Bar Barrum Small Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)12/03/2007
Bar-Barrum Fossicking Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)12/04/2002 
Barrow Creek CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/11/2003 
Barunga v State of Western Australia [2011] FCA 518 26/05/2011
Beach Energy Ltd
Benda Bluff & Collara Mts Agreement1/01/1999
BHP Minerals Pty Ltd Central Land Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)19/11/2001 
BHP Minerals Pty Ltd/CLC - Curtin Springs Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 27/06/2002 
Birri and Kudjala Peoples Joint Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Exploration Permit Backlog Project23/02/2004 
Birri Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for Backlog Exploration Permits11/12/2003 
Birrindudu Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/09/2005 
Blackwater and South Blackwater Mines Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)14/10/2003 
Cameco Australia Pty Ltd
Central Petroleum and others and Central Land Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)re: Exploration Permits 82, 112, 118 and 12513/06/2008
Cooper Basin Access Agreements1/10/2001
Cooper Energy Ltd
Cracow Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/06/2003 
Dambimingari Agreement1/01/1998
De Beers Canada Mining Inc
Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA) (Cth)
Dianne Mining Corporation Pty Ltd
Dja Dja Wurrung and Dusan Gorjance for PL1008 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/10/2013  
Dja Dja Wurrung and Excalibur Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)14/03/2014  
Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples and Hodges Resources Ltd (EL4907) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/09/2012
Djungan People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/10/2003 
Djungan Small Scale Mining and Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/11/2004 
Dugulburra Ecological and Environmental Services Group
Emuford Battery Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA): John Fitzgerald and Bar Barrum People 6/03/2013  
Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Ewamian and Tagalaka Peoples Joint Backlog Exploration Permits Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/10/2003 
Ewamian and Teck Cominco Australia Minerals Pty Ltd Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/11/2002 
Ewamian People Exploration Permit Backlog Project #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/10/2003 
Ewamian People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/05/2003 
Ewamian Small Scale Mining and Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/10/2004 
Exploration Agreement
Exploration Permit 93 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)18/05/2004 
Far West Coast (SA) Agreement1/01/1997
Gawler Ranges Mineral Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/06/2006 
Giants Reef Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/03/2001 
Goonack v State of Western Australia [2011] FCA 51623/05/2011
Gournditch-Mara & Lynch Mining - Victorian Exploration Licences 4368 & 4369 6/10/2006 
Gugu Badhun People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2004 
Gunai / Kurnai - Stan Wassylko Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/03/2011
Gunai/Kurnai - Morning Star Regional Exploration and Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)27/06/2008 
Gunaikurnai and Icon Energy Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)1/09/2013  
Guruma East Agreement1/01/2000
Hamersley Exploration Agreements1/01/1996
Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Eastern Guruma Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/03/2004 
Holocene Pty Ltd
Iman People #2 and QGC Pty Limited Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 7/02/2011
Imperial Granites & Minerals Pty Ltd / CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)11/11/2002 
Impress (Cooper Basin) Pty. Ltd.
Indigenous Land Use Agreement relating to EPC772 and ATP718P3/10/2012  
Injarnyala Aboriginal Corporation
Jila Deed for Exploration18/12/1995
Joint Bar-Barrum Jirrbal Herberton Project Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)28/07/2008
Kajeena Mining Company Pty Ltd #2 (Mt Cavenagh, Victory Downs and Umbeara) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 13/11/2002 
Kajeena Mining Company Pty Ltd/CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/11/2002 
Kalkadoon / Matrix Metals Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)19/02/2003 
Kalkadoon / MIM Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/05/2002 
Kalkadoon and Indjalandji / Dithannoi Peoples Backlog Exploration Permit Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/04/2004 
Kalkadoon and Waluwarra Peoples Backlog Exploration Permit Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/03/2004 
Kalkadoon and Yulluna Peoples Joint Indigenous Land Use Agreement for Backlog Exploration Permits (ILUA)28/05/2004 
Kalkadoon People/Xstrata Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 12/06/2012
Kangoulu People and AusQuest Limited Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/06/2001 
Kangoulu People ILUA Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)25/06/2004 
KERG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/05/2002 
Kimberley Region Native Title and Heritage Protection Memorandum of Understanding23/06/1999
Kintyre Aboriginal Survey and Compensation Agreement
Lake Disappointment Project Mining and Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 21/12/2012 
Low Impact Exploration and Exploration - Wamba Wamba, Barapa Barapa & Wadi Wadi People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/05/2006 
Low Impact Exploration and Exploration, Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/05/2006 
Lynette Dunn and Nabaru (Billy) Landy on behalf of the Karnapyrri Claim Group
Macedon Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/06/2010 
Maiawali and Karuwali #2 EP Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/12/2002 
MDP Uranium Pty Ltd
Memorandum of Understanding between Bootu Creek Resources Pty Ltd and the Northern Land Council1/05/2002
Memorandum of Understanding between Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd and the Northern Land Council1/12/2001 
Memorandum of Understanding between Tawana Resources NL and the Northern Land Council1/05/2002
Metallica Minerals Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)25/11/2005 
Minerals Exploration Indigenous Land Use Area Agreement Template (ILUA) (SA) 1/01/2004 
Model Exploration & Mining Agreement between Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd, Local Aboriginal Groups and the Northern Land Council1/01/2001
Model Exploration Agreement between Bootu Creek Resources Pty Ltd1/05/2002
Model Exploration Agreement between De Beers Australia Exploration Ltd and Northern Land Council22/05/2002
Model Low Impact Exploration Access Agreement
Moranbah North Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 8/10/2012 
Mount Stretton Deed for Exploration27/06/1995
Mt Lean Agreement1/01/2000
Muluridji People Small Scale Mining & Exploration Activities Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/02/2007
Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Pardi Pty Ltd1/01/2003
Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Sweetpea Corporation1/01/2003
Ngalpil v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1140 (20 August 2001)20/08/2001 
NGMA Regional Mining/Exploration ILUA3/01/2011 
NORNICO Pty Ltd
North East Goldfields (Interim) Heritage Site Clearance Protocol8/02/1998
North Queensland Metals Limited
Northern Territory Oil Limited
North-West Gas Precinct Agreement
NT Oil Ltd: EP 127 and 128 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/04/2008 
Nyamal People Agreement1/01/1999
Olive Tregonning, Sandra Middleton Patten, Graham John (Bootsie) Thorpe and Albert Mullet on behalf of the Gunai/Kurnai People
Olympia Resources Limited / CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/11/2003 
Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)23/06/2008
Pine Ridge & Mt Davies Agreements1/01/1998
Pitta Pitta People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/11/2003 
Pluton Resources Limited
PNG Gas Pipeline Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/05/2008 
Port Curtis Coral Coast & QGC Pty Limited Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 20/03/2010 
Port Curtis Coral Coast and Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 9/03/2011 
Powercoal Pty Ltd, Victor Perry, Stephen Seiver & NSW ALC ILUA Area Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)29/08/2001 
Pro forma Indigenous Land Use Agreement for Exploration Licences / Mining Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Exploration Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma Project Consent Deed for Petroleum Exploration Permits (Victoria)
Pro forma section 31 Deed for Exploration Licences (Victoria)
Pro forma section 31 Deed for Petroleum Exploration Permits (Victoria)
Protocol for the Negotiation of Agreements for Exploration and Mining for New South Wales26/06/2001
QGC and Barada Barna Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 8/05/2012 
QGC and Wiri Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 8/05/2012 
QGC Pty Limited - Jangga Indigenous Land Use Agreement 2/03/2013
QGC, Barada Barna and Wiri Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 8/05/2012
Reward Minerals Limited
Reynolds Range Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)28/10/2005 
RTIO Ngarluma Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 18/03/2011 
SCONI Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)20/08/2012
Senex Energy Ltd
Small Mining Project - Yowah Area - Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)16/04/2004 
Small Scale Mining and Exploration Activities - Western Yalanji People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/06/2006 
Small Scale Mining and Exploration Activities North Queensland Area TAGALAKA Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)7/10/2004 
Small Scale Mining and Exploration Activities Queensland South Area Yowah Cleared Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)28/04/2005 
Small Scale Regional Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Dja Dja Wurrung and PMAV) 22/02/2010  
Snake Creek Deed for Exploration10/01/1997
Snake Creek Exploration Joint Venture18/03/1998
Snowdrop Creek Deed for Exploration28/08/1995
South Australian Access Clearance Agreement15/08/1997
South Nicholson River Agreement1/01/1998
South-West Queensland Cooper Basin Exploration Agreement (Native Title Act) June 20051/06/2005
Statewide Model Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Queensland)1/01/2000
Steering Committee for the Development of a Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework18/03/2008
Stokes Range Agreement1/01/1999
Stuart Stage 2 Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/08/2005 
Suplejack Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)30/10/2000 
Tagalaka People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)22/01/2003 
Tanami Exploration NL / CLC - Harts Range Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)5/09/2002 
Tanami Exploration, Central Land Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)4/09/2001 
Tanami Mining Agreements1/01/1983
Teck Cominco Australia Pty Ltd / CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)17/04/2003 
Teck Cominco Australia Pty Ltd/Flinders Diamonds Ltd/CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) 17/04/2003 
Teddy Biljabu, Kevin Fred, Patricia Fry, Lindsay Hardcase, Grant Judson, Ben Odapanie, Colin Peterson, Neil Pitu (Bidu), Pincher Rubin, Nancy Taylor and Kenny Thomas on behalf of the Martu No 1 Claim Group
Thalanyji People Agreement1/01/2000
TIMOR GAP TREATY between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on the Zone of cooperation in an area between the Indonesian Province of East Timor and Northern Australia11/12/1989 
Timor Sea Treaty20/05/2002 
Tjupan Ngalia Agreement4/03/1997
Twin Hills Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)3/11/2003 
Victorian Mining Licence 5433 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/11/2006
Waanyi ILUA for Backlog Exploration Permits Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)15/06/2004 
Walgundu Exploration Agreement1/01/1995
Walker Resources Pty Ltd
Waterways Authority
Wavehill v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 5812/06/2011
Wedderburn Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)6/11/2006
Wellington Agreement1/01/1995
Western Yalanji #3 Fossicking Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)18/05/2006 
Western Yalanji People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)24/02/2005 
White Lakes (Martu People) Agreement
Willowra Deed for Exploration1/06/1995
Winton ILUA - Maiawali and Karuwali People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)13/06/2002 
Wiri Registered Native Title Claimant for the Wiri People
Work Area Clearance Agreement
Wunara Exploration Deed1/01/2000
Xstrata Copper Exploration Pty Ltd
Yamatji Land and Sea (Yamatji barna Baba Maaja) Agreement 1/01/2000
Yamatji Land and Sea Council Contract for Exploration Services30/08/2000
Yamatji Land and Sea Council, Mt Candolle Agreement1/01/1999
Yowah and Quilpie Small Scale Opal Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)28/04/2005 
Yulga Jinna Agreement1/01/1998
Yulluna Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for Backlog Exploration Permits24/11/2003 

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