Application fees—amounts

Available below is the Schedule of fees (see Related documents) which sets out the fees applicable under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) and related Acts effective as at 1 July 2016.

Application fees—payments

Key payment process activities that NOPTA require to ensure matters can be completed as expediently as possible are:

  • the application fee due must be paid in full before an application can be processed
  • split or partial payments will not be accepted. Joint ventures are to make their own arrangements to co-ordinate a single payment per application.

Please note: Where a NEATS reference number has been provided for payment purposes this does not mean an application has been validly made. Applicants will receive a letter from NOPTA informing them of the date that all of the application requirements were met, and this will be the date the application was made.

For an application to be considered validly made NOPTA requires:

  • the application to be accompanied by any legislatively prescribed documents/information and submitted within any prescribed time frames
  • a correctly executed application form to be lodged
  • the fee to be paid.

Application fees—refunds

The application fees payable under sections 256, 427 and 516A are statutory fees and so NOPTA does not have the flexibility to refund or partially offset these once an application has been validly made and/or processing has commenced.

On the majority of occasions NOPTA commences processing applications as soon as they are validly made, and as a result, where an application is subsequently withdrawn the application fee is generally not refundable.

Annual levy—refunds

The annual titles administration levy is a statutory levy and is imposed on a title for a 12 month period, beginning on the day the title comes into force and, for all subsequent years the title remains in force, on the anniversary date.

For information in relation to the remittal or refund of the annual titles administration levy refer to the Annual titles administration levy—remittals and refunds policy (see Related documents).

How to pay NOPTA fees and levies

Direct deposit

Account information Details
Bank name Reserve Bank of Australia
Account name Dept of Industry Science Energy and Resources Official Administered Receipts Account Resources (RET)
BSB 092-009
Account number 119585
Swift code (international transactions) RSBKAU2S
Reference Please insert the title number and notification number (if applicable) in the reference field to ensure your payment can be processed. Please also include a copy of the payment transmittal with your application.
Remittance advice


Please make cheques payable to:

Department of Industry Science Energy and Resources – NOPTA
GPO Box 7871, Perth WA 6850


GPO Box 4634, Melbourne Vic 3001

Cheques will only be accepted if they accompany an application or are presented with supporting information, such as the title number and notification number (if applicable).

Credit card

For credit card payments, please contact NOPTA on (08) 6424 5300.

Please note: Credit card information should not be sent to NOPTA via email.

NOPTA stakeholder notice: credit card surcharge

To ensure NOPTA remains aligned with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, as of 11 January 2021 payments made to NOPTA via credit card will incur a surcharge as follows:

  • Visa Credit Card 1.023%
  • Mastercard Credit Card 0.539%
  • AMEX 1.595%
  • Visa Debit Card 0.506%
  • Mastercard Debit Card 0.242%

For queries, please contact NOPTA.

Registering for NEATS

To register for the NEATS Industry Portal please complete the online registration at The Company Administrator for your company will approve your registration and the system will email you a temporary password. For further information on the registration process see NEATS Industry Portal guidance.

Recording payments in NEATS Industry Portal

When you make a payment you can also record the payment in the NEATS Industry Portal. This will assist NOPTA to identify your payment in a timely manner.

For further information see NEATS Info.

Cost recovery and fees

NOPTA operates on a full cost recovery basis, funded by industry.

A 'Cost Recovery Implementation Statement' (CRIS) is required in accordance with the Australian Government's cost recovery guidelines to improve the consistency, transparency and accountability of the Australian Government’s cost recovery arrangements and to promote the efficient allocation of resources.

Following consultation with industry, NOPTA’s CRIS has been updated with new levy and fee rates to apply from 1 July 2016.  Changes to levies and fees were last made in November 2013.

The CRIS was approved by the Commonwealth Minister on 26 April 2016.  The regulations have been updated with the commencement date of 1 July 2016. The updated regulations are:

The annual administration levy has been aligned to reflect inasmuch as possible the level of effort required to regulate and administer the different types of titles.

Related documents

Annual titles administration levy—remittals and refunds policy

Current cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) 2016–17

Schedule of fees—from 1 October 2020

Previous documents

Cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) 2015–16

Cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS) 2015–16—signed and certified by the Secretary

Cost recovery impact statement (CRIS)—Nov 2013

Cost recovery impact statement (CRIS)—Nov 2013—signed and certified by the Secretary

CRIS on the cost recovery of operating expenses for NOPTA, Jan 2012–Oct 2013

CRIS on the interim period and establishment costs for NOPTA, Jul 2011

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