An Overview for Applicants

This section provides an introduction to the Australian Government framework for petroleum exploration, development and production in Australia.

It has been prepared by the Exploration Section, Offshore Resources Branch in the Australian Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR), in consultation with other Australian Government agencies and the resources Departments in the six States and the Northern Territory.

A wide range of contact details and information networks are provided to assist in accessing more detailed information on upstream petroleum matters in Australia.

The producers of this release package welcome any comments or suggestions on its content.

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