This section provides an introduction to the legislative framework and investment environment for companies interested in becoming involved in the Australian offshore petroleum exploration industry.
The following pages have been designed to provide a concise overview of key aspects of the annual Acreage Release process and to assist stakeholders in preparing competitive bids for acreage and managing exploration permits if awarded.
- Access to Data
- Guideline Update 2015
- Offshore Petroleum Regime - Overview
- Cash Bidding
- Commonwealth Marine Park Network
- Exploring in areas covered by Native Title, Treaties and Memoranda of Understanding
- Foreign Investment
- Petroleum Taxation
- Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage
- Explore Australia
- Useful Links
Please note: this material has been developed as a guide only. It does not replace or amend information provided in the Offshore Petroleum Legislation, Regulations and Guidelines or other applicable legislation and should not be relied solely upon when making decisions.