In South Australia minerals are the property of the Crown.
Access to land for mineral exploration is gained through provisions of the:
Exploration and mining cannot be undertaken either on Crown or private land unless it is in accordance with the provisions of these Acts and regulations.
Depending on the nature and location of the tenement, approvals and consultation may be required under legislation covering environmental, planning and Aboriginal issues.
PIRSA is the body responsible for mineral resources in South Australia and the regulation of mineral exploration and mining sectors.