Resource Production (Mining) Permit
To obtain access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) for mining activities you need to:
- hold a licence/lease issued by the SA Government and
- obtain a Resource Production Permit (DOC) issued by the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office to mine within the WPA.
All Resource Production (Mining) Permits include standard WPA conditions of access and may, in some instances, also include additional conditions specific to individual permits.
There are a number of steps involved in processing the access permit. Resource Production Permit applications should be submitted at least 55 business days prior to any proposed access to the WPA.
Processing timeframes commence upon receipt of complete and accurate applications. However, if an application is not complete or additional information is sought from the applicant, the processing time frame may be extended.