Expressions of interest - areas for exploration

Use this form to request that an area of land be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Queensland exploration program and released for tender. Following legislative changes in September 2020, you can also request that an area be released for tender for a mining lease.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 12 February 2021.

Before you start

  • Read about the expression of interest process.
  • Prepare:
    • a shape file showing the area of interest
    • BIM and block numbers for the area
    • A map of the area showing the location of nearby infrastructure, resource projects, tenure holdings and any other relevant features in the area and its surrounds.
  • You can use GeoResGlobe to obtain a shape file of the area, BIM and block numbers, and an area map.

  • Prepare your attachments, ensuring the total size of all attachments is less than 8MB. If the file attachments exceed 8MB, contact
  • If you are resubmitting a previous EOI, please have ready the previous EOI submission ID (if known).

Questions marked with * must be completed.

Resource of interest

Resource type *

Contact information


Please include area code

Area of interest

The shape file should show the area of land you wish to nominate. Please upload the 4 files that make up the shapefile (.shp, .dbf, .shx, and .prj) as a .zip file. A shape file can be produced using GeoResGlobe .

File size limit of 8MB applies

Block and sub-block description

Provide the BIM and block numbers for the area. For larger areas, you can instead upload an Excel spreadsheet in the supporting information section below.

Supporting information

Please provide your rationale for your interest in this area (e.g. technical, geological, commercial/business reasoning) and any other information to support your EOI. Include a map showing the location of nearby infrastructure, resource projects, tenure holdings and any other relevant features in the area and its surrounds. You may provide supporting information by uploading files below.

You may upload pdf, xls, xlsx, doc, docx, jpg, png or csv files.

Note: The total size of your attachments must be less than 8MB. If the file attachments exceed 8MB, contact

Resubmission information * Have you submitted an EOI for this area under a previous EOI process?
If yes, please provide your previous EOI reference ID (if known)

Terms and conditions

  • Not all EOIs submitted will be included in the Queensland Exploration Program.
  • Submissions made after the EOI closing date may not be considered for inclusion.
  • We may modify EOI areas during the evaluation process, and, if released for competitive tender, the tender release area may not match the original EOI area submitted.
  • EOIs will be treated as commercial in confidence and the identity of EOI submitters will not be made public.
  • There is no limit on the number of EOIs you can submit; however, the submission of an EOI is a clear expression of intent to bid for the area if released as a competitive tender. While there is no obligation to bid on any area that may be released, we expect companies to bid on the EOIs they submit.
  • While not mandatory, any detailed supporting information provided will help us decide whether or not to consider the nominated area for release. We may contact you to request additional information.
  • Areas of interest do not need to be contiguous; however, a separate EOI should be submitted for each non-contiguous area.
  • All EOIs we receive will be acknowledged by a confirmation email. It is your responsibility to contact us if you do not receive this email within 1 business day.
  • All EOIs will be allocated an EOI submission ID. Please use this when communicating with us regarding your EOI.
  • We will advise whether your EOI has been included in the Queensland Exploration Program once the evaluation process has concluded.
  • We may cancel, suspend or vary this process at any time without notice.


Personal information provided on this form will only be used for the purpose of providing information about future competitive tenders to you, if you consent to being contacted. It may also be used to contact you for additional information about your submission. The information will not otherwise be used or disclosed, unless required or authorised by law.

Acknowledgements and privacy statement * I have read and accept the terms and conditions and privacy statement.