Note that under the NSW Gas Plan, there is a freeze on assessing new applications for Petroleum Exploration Licences and Petroleum Special Prospecting Authorities. No new applications will be considered until the Strategic Release Framework is in place.

Important notice regarding forms

The Division of Resources and Energy is reviewing forms under the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 to reflect changes in legislation that came into effect on 1 March 2016.

We will be notifying industry of changes to forms through monthly email alerts.

The Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2007 has been repealed and the new Petroleum Regulation 2016 commenced on 12 August 2016. We are updating all forms to reflect the new numbering in this Regulation.

New versions of forms are being released in Word format (as a fillable form) and PDF format (for printing only).

If you experience any issues with the forms or you require an alternative format, email