Minerals - Consent to change operator or transfer interests [APP-04]

Apply for consent to change operator or transfer interests.

Please reference the Minerals Application Guide to support the completion of your application form. It identifies the additional information to be provided to make a complete application. Should your application be incomplete, it may be rejected.

View the Minerals Application Guide [XLSX 25KB]

Application Type Fee
(Including 15% GST)1

Consent to change operator or transfer interests

You need to apply for Ministerial consent to the transfer of participating interest in the permit if the percentage holdings of the permit are changing (such as where a permit participant is being added or removed from the permit).

(Every permit must have a permit operator. The operator is the permit participant who is responsible for the day to day management of activities under the permit).

An executed copy of the agreement that requires consent must accompany the application.

Applications must be made within three months of the date of the agreement, otherwise a new agreement will need to be signed.

If you are applying for Ministerial consent to a change of operator and the new operator is not currently a permit participant you will also need to apply for consent to a transfer of interest.

The APP-04 form may be used to provide the details for transfers of interest and/or change of operators that affect either a single permit or multiple permits. Please note, however, that a fee is payable for each transfer of a participating interest in a permit and for each change of operator on a permit.


Download Application form APP-04 [PDF 465KB]

Note: if there is more than one proposed permit participant, APP-04 must be accompanied by:

If you want to submit the application online, you will also need authority to view the permit information online. You will already have this if you are the Permit administrator or a participant in the permit.

1 NZP&M does not accept manual credit card payments on applications.

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