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#1

bisho
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Joined: 11 January 2013
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12 May 2013 07:06 pm

what are the laws associated with fossicking. i was of the opinion that you didn't need any permits at all, but after reading a couple of comments about sunny corner i read that they are needed...is this correct??


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#2

Chimpy
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12 May 2013 07:19 pm

G'day

You only need a permit for state forests. Any regional Forestry Corp. office can issue them. $20 p/a I think

Cheers

Chimpy


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#3

Nugget
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12 May 2013 07:46 pm

Hey bisho, see if this topic is of any interest to you https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=125

Cheers,
Nugget


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#4

Pete
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15 May 2013 11:05 pm

All states are different. In Victoria a Miners Right costs about $32 for 2 years or $85 approx for 10 years.

#5

mbasko
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28 May 2013 05:37 pm

NSW State forests http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/v … fossicking

I recently met with a local LHPA ranger (Central NSW) to go over some access to local TSR's for fossicking.

In short they also require you to get a permit from them outlining the TSR or TSR's you wish to access & fossick on. Getting a permit/permission from LHPA is also a requirement of the NSW Fossicking Guidelines. They wouldn't issue a blanket permit for neither the local area or the state.

The permit I got covers 2 x local TSR's & was given free of charge. The local ranger had no problem with issuing it or letting people fossick on TSR's & even said if it was up to them they wouldn't require the permits but in fairness to other users & leaseholders it wasn't a bad idea as they can then notify other people of what your intentions are - especially leaseholders who may have livestock on the TSR as they may wonder what you are up to.

All up a fairly easy process that covers your butt if you have a TSR or two or three in mind. wink

http://www.lhpa.org.au/travelling-stock … nd-permits

#6

shivan
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28 May 2013 10:10 pm

It would seem not all the forestry departments communicate very well. A little while ago there was ment to be a merger on the forms so when you applied it covered all state forests in NSW. Talking to the Batemans bay office late last year they had no idea about this and wanted to only issue me with a permit for the southern area but calling the head office ( I think it was Orange) they assured me that you could get a permit that covered all state forests but that not all departments were aware of this. When I asked that office to get a permit they told me I had to go though Batemans bay office hmm and the merry go round started again. So iam waiting till I go back into state forest till they get their act together and work out what they are doing.


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#7

mbasko
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29 May 2013 12:45 am

I got my state forest permit through Dubbo office & it was an easy process. The one they gave me covers all of NSW. Give them a ring P: 6841 4288 - I organised mine through phone/email as I am about an hour away.

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Heatho
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From: Sydney, NSW
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29 May 2013 09:37 am

Good info mbasko, thanks.


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#9

Heatho
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From: Sydney, NSW
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29 May 2013 10:45 am

I just called the office and they said no worries, very helpful.
The lady I spoke to said they issue all permits state-wide now,
she is sending me the forms via email.

Thanks again mbasko.


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#10

jimnyjerry
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From: Blue Mts
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30 May 2013 04:34 pm

SF Bathurst also issues fossicking permits that are state wide  smile


I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

#11

jimnyjerry
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From: Blue Mts
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30 May 2013 04:38 pm

Was googling TSR network directory for NSW and came across a National Parks Association document that was disturbing.  They are trying to get them Heritage listed and taken over by presumably NP which would mean no fossicking etc  yikes


I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

#12

mbasko
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30 May 2013 05:11 pm

Yep - it had input from enviro's from my local area. Very worrying.
There are a lot of TSR's around Hargraves & Windeyer that the local LHPA told me have already been handed back to Crown Lands. These are probably the type of TSR's they are eyeballing - ones already handed back or being earmarked to hand back due to cost cutting. In these historic mining areas they shouldn't be able to remove our right to fossick but as we have seen they will if they get the chance.  mad

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#13

HeadsUp
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30 July 2013 10:05 pm

has anyone got a forestry permit form they could email to me ?

The woman who said she was going to email me one today seems to have forgotten '

PM me if you have one ?

thankyou muchly


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#14

mbasko
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30 July 2013 11:20 pm

You can use the one from their website just fill in the applicable details I.e. don't worry about insurances, emergency plans etc. as this is for organised events/activities such as orienteering or endurance competition's & the like as they have numerous people involved & appropriate insurance, safety & emergency plans are required.
Just fill in your details then:
Name of forest: All NSW forests
Type of activity: Fossicking
Time/date: various over 12 month period
Is vehicle registered/insured: Yes
Sign & send in. Should be all good.

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#15

HeadsUp
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31 July 2013 01:32 am

thanks mbasko

the only form i could find on their website seemed to be the wrong one ( $ 110 fee and $20 million PL requirement )

is it the same form ?


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#16

HeadsUp
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31 July 2013 10:07 am

forms here for access to NSW State Forests  . Dubbo office seems to be better organised than some so fax the forms to them on 02 6884 4771  , ph 02 6841 4211   

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … l_2013.pdf

ignore the part about requiring 20 million dollars of public liability insurance , and ignore the $ 110 fee thing , its only $ 22

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#17

WickedWaz
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From: The Rock, NSW
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06 August 2013 02:36 pm

Thanks headsup you saved me some phone calls  smile


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#18

WickedWaz
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From: The Rock, NSW
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08 August 2013 11:18 am

Got my permit yesterday, easy as. Thanks to this thread and of course Dubbo Forestry.  big_smile


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#19

Pr2cv
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08 August 2013 11:32 am

Contact  Janet Waso at Bathurst Forestry Office .

She is the issuing officer,   Very helpful. & efficient .

You can get a permit for the whole state @$22 per annum

#20

PaulFritz
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08 August 2013 12:21 pm

I have read the links provided and still a little confused.
Does anyone know if you need a permit to prospect in Victoria, or does the miners right cover this for state forests/creeks?

#21

HeadsUp
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08 August 2013 01:33 pm

WickedWaz wrote:

Got my permit yesterday, easy as. Thanks to this thread and of course Dubbo Forestry.  big_smile

I took a screen shot of my permit , then shrank it down to the size of a business card including only the important details like my name , permit number , start / finish dates , region , class etc etc and laminated it so it fits easily in my wallet.

stuffed if i want to carry around an A4 size bit of paper and not likely to leave it at home this way.

( or scan a copy and keep it on your phone )   big_smile

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#22

Ryan27
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09 August 2013 10:22 pm

I was out prospecting last month when an old bloke ask if I had a miners right?
I took one look at him, then continued to test pan. He told me that the Ranger comes down here.
I said to him there is only two people in the entire state of Victoria that have the authority to ask me for my miners right. You and the Ranger aren't in that small group.
I pulled back the tarp on my trailer to show him I'm not new to prospecting!
His eyes lit up and he cracked a smile. He said " I guess that you would have a miners right then.
We became good friends and shared many a campfire story over the next few nights.
Yes he was trying to put the wind up me.
The old fella's aren't that scary.
Just have your right close by.
By the way Old Mate was the first person to ask me for my miners right in 15 yrs
Cheers Ryan


Born to prospect , Forced to work ...

#23

Diggerdude
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09 August 2013 10:39 pm

PaulFritz wrote:

I have read the links provided and still a little confused.
Does anyone know if you need a permit to prospect in Victoria, or does the miners right cover this for state forests/creeks?

Your miners right covers you for state forests, crks etc in Vic.

DD

#24

gtol29
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From: Tamworth, NSW
Joined: 20 August 2013
Posts: 102
04 September 2013 07:37 pm

Received my Forestry Permit today.
Many thanks to the Lady's at Forestry Corp. Dubbo, and to all on here for ALL the information supplied.
And "HeadsUp" going to copy what you have done to, great idea.

Many thanks
Gary  cool

#25

Rastys 1964
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04 September 2013 08:11 pm

Gary,


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