Metal Detecting Laws and Gold Prospecting Regulations in WA are pretty much the same thing.
It can be a little confusing when you relate to different land types, such as private land, Crown land, Native Title Land and then the different types of Mining Tenements in WA such a mining leases, prospecting leases and exploration permits.
We have provided a simplified chart at Metal Detecting Laws Chart that may assist you in working out quickly what the metal detecting rules are.
This page alone is no substitute for the full array of Metal Detecting Rules and Gold Prospecting Regulations in WA and we have described them more fully at the Gold Prospecting Regulations page.
Just click on the link below to obtain the Simplified Metal Detecting Laws in WA Chart - it may make things easier to understand.
Below is a brief outline of Metal Detecting Rules in WA
For more details download the various pamphlets outlined on the Gold Prospecting Page - Information Pamphlets
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