Northern Territory Government

Fossicking in the Northern Territory

Fossicking, Code of Conduct, Pastoral Land

A Code of Conduct for Fossickers on Pastoral Land has been developed to promote responsible fossicking practices on pastoral land in the Northern Territory and outlines expected behaviours, notification requirements and general conditions for entry onto pastoral land.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources intends to distribute the Code of Conduct to gem, prospecting and detecting clubs around Australia and also provide copies to Tourist Information Centres throughout the Northern Territory. If you would like a hard copy email your mailing details to

Download the Code of Conduct for Fossickers on Pastoral Land.