15 Jun 2021

2021 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release

The Australian Government today announced the 2021 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release, with around 80,000 square kilometres of new acreage available for exploration in Commonwealth waters.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia said the release comprises 21 areas across the Bonaparte, Browse, Carnarvon, Otway, Sorell and Gippsland basins off Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

Read the full media release on the Minister for Resources and Water website.