Mining companies lodge their applications on the Earth Resources website, part of the Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
Sometimes they are lodged months in advance of advertising to the public, or sometimes just shortly before advertising.
Once advertised, there are officially only 21 days after the last advertisement when objections can be lodged by the public.
Object information and forms can be found linked below (on the Earth Resources website).
Why is it important to object to exploration licences?
Unlike every other field of law, silence is taken as consent if people don’t object to mining licence applications.
Although exploration licences are rarely refused, objections demonstrate that Syndicate Minerals does not have a social licence. The number of objections received is noted by the regulating body (ERR). Assumptions are made that people are in favour unless there are objections.
Now is the time to speak out (via an objection or comment) if you have any concerns at all. Then ask your friends and family to do the same.