20 Sep 2018
Persons looking to fossick on reserved land will now be issued Northern Territory Government consents for up to two weeks at a time, as part of a trial to improve safety and foster stronger understanding between fossickers and pastoralists.
Previously, government consents were issued for the period requested by the persons intending to fossick. Fossickers are advised that any consents issued prior to the trial commencing in September will remain valid for the stated period of time.The trial of two week consents serves to assist fossickers in undertaking obligations and precautions under the Mineral Titles Act, including:
Two week consents apply to the following areas popular with fossickers:
The trial will be reviewed at the end of the year, and further information regarding consents will be issued in early 2019.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources Mineral Titles Office can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 8999 5322.