A guide has been prepared to help those interested in looking for gold and gems in Victoria as a hobby:
If you want to fossick in Victoria, you need a current fossicking permit known as a miner’s right. A miner’s right allows you to remove and keep minerals discovered on Crown Land, your own land or private land (where the landowner has given permission).
Children under the age of 18 years do not need a licence when accompanied by an adult holding a Miner’s Right.
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