2021 Acreage Release: have your say

Consultation is now open on potential areas to be included in the 2021 Acreage Release. Submissions are welcome until 8 March.
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The Australian Government encourages ongoing investment in, and development of, Australia's offshore oil and gas resources. The annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release is a key part of the strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration in Australia.

We are seeking your feedback on areas industry has nominated for inclusion in the 2021 Acreage Release.

The consultation process offers an opportunity for all interested parties to provide comments and feedback on the nominated areas, and highlight how stakeholders might be affected by exploration activities.

Have your say on our Consultation hub

Consultation is open until 11.59pm AEDT 8 March.

Your responses will also inform potential explorers of issues or concerns, which they can take into account when planning future exploration activities.

Areas industry nominate will not be endorsed by the government for inclusion in the acreage release until all submissions are considered.

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Read more about the acreage release process