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The Tenement Administration Branch is headed by the Manager Tenement Administration, who is also the Registrar of Tenements. The Registrar's Office administers and implements the PNG Mining Act 1992 as a guideline for regulating the Mining Industry.

Core Function

  • Processes applications for mining and exploration leases.
  • Provide legal and technical advice on mineral tenement applications, renewals and other tenement dealings to the Mining Advisory council.
  • Maintain the Register of Tenements containing details of all registered applications for tenements and all details of their subsequent grants , refusal and other particulars’ as prescribed in relation to those tenements
  • Maintaining the database of current mineral tenement reporting.
  • Ensuring licence compliance by lease holders.
  • As part of the application process, conduct warden hearings to gauge stakeholders’ views.
  • Receives payments for tenement rental fees, security deposits and other fees as prescribed in the Mining Act (1992)

For tenement enquiries; please contact The Registrar,
Mr. Stan Nekitel .
Phone: 321 3511
Facsimile: 3200188