An applicant or agent for an application for a mining tenement must lodge an Affidavit of Compliance under oath to swear that the applicant/agent has complied with certain requirements of the Mining Act 1978.
In the affidavit of compliance it must be sworn that:
- details of all notices have been served;
- the application complies with the relevant marking out provisions of the Mining Act 1978 and Regulations (if applicable) ;
- if private land has been marked out the permit to enter number issued is inserted; and
- the statement under Section 58 has been lodged if an exploration licence application.
The affidavit is lodged after all notices has been served. There are different affidavits of compliance for each tenement application type.