There are 10 areas available for offshore oil and gas exploration.
They are offshore of:
- Northern Territory
- Western Australia
- Territory of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Bidding will close at 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 March 2023.
Explore acreage release areas
See regional geology, high resolution maps, block diagrams and block listings for areas.
We consulted with the public, governments and stakeholders to decide the final release areas. All areas were nominated by industry.
Learn more about the annual acreage release process and how oil and gas companies can participate.
Take part in the acreage release
You must read the Australian Government gazette notice before submitting your work-bid application.
Oil and gas companies must meet several requirements before commencing offshore oil and gas activities
Banner image: North Rankin Complex, North West Shelf Project, Western Australia. Courtesy of Woodside Energy Ltd.