Australian Petroleum News

The Australian Petroleum News is a newsletter issued by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources on an ad hoc basis (ie every 1-3 months), to provide interested parties with updated information on issues and policies relating to offshore petroleum exploration and development.

News items address such issues as new exploration permits granted, areas available for bidding, proposed release areas, updates to these acreage release packages, data availability, changes in policy or legislation and government review processes.

The newsletter is available only on the departmental website by following the links from Registered participants are notified by e-mail when a new edition of the newsletter has been issued.

To register, simply e-mail your name, company, address, phone/fax and e-mail details to There is no charge for this service. The distribution list is not used for purposes other than notifying registered parties of relevant petroleum issues.