This page belongs to: 2019 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release

Gippsland Basin

There are 5 release areas in the Gippsland Basin, offshore south-eastern Australia.

Release area locations:

  • Western Gippsland
  • Eastern Gippsland

Regional geology

Maps and shapefiles

Maps show the release areas in bathymetric detail. They also include other permit locations, known petroleum accumulations and wells. Shapefiles show the areas in vector format for geographic information system software.

See  all release area maps in this basin [1.01MB PDF]

View high resolution release area maps:

Download  shapefiles of the 2019 acreage release areas [148KB ZIP]

Block diagrams

Block diagrams show the coordinates of release area boundaries.

See  all block diagrams in this basin [153KB PDF]

View block diagrams:

Block listings

Block listings provide the graticular block numbers and 1:1,000,000 map sheet references that identify each release area.

View block listings:

See  all block listings in the 2019 acreage release areas [45KB DOCX]  [873KB PDF]

Marine parks

No areas released in the Gippsland Basin overlap with marine parks.

Greenhouse gas assessment permits

The following area overlaps with greenhouse gas assessment permits.

  • Permits VIC-GIP-001, VIC-GIP-002 and VIC-GIP-003 overlap with release area V19-3.

How to bid

Work-program bidding closes on 5 March 2020.

Find out how to file your application.

Review the Offshore Petroleum Exploration Guideline: work-bid.