Gold prospecting and fossicking opportunities in Australia’s Golden Outback draw people from far and wide. To prospect in Western Australia, you require a Miner's Right for each person in your party. This gives you authorisation to prospect on:
It is important to note that gold prospecting and fossicking cannot be carried out in national parks, nature reserves, on Aboriginal land and heritage sites, within townsites or other classified areas such as cemeteries. You must seek permission from the landowner to enter private property, such as farmland.
For more information about prospecting in Western Australia, download the 7 golden rules for prospecting flyer.
You can also visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website, or call (08) 9222 3333.