There are 64 release areas for offshore oil and gas exploration.
The release areas offer the petroleum industry a variety of investment opportunities.
Industry nominated the release areas. Then we consulted with the public, governments and stakeholders to determine the final release.
Bidding in this release closed on 5 March 2020.
Read more about the annual acreage release process.
View feedback from stakeholders provided during public consultation.
View 2019 acreage release areas on the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS) interactive map.
Geoscience Australia partnered with us to provide geological information to support this release.
Maps and field outlines are provided from GPinfo, a Petrosys Pty Ltd product.
Explore acreage release areas
See regional geology, high resolution maps, block diagrams and block listings for: