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Past releases

The releases listed below are closed.

2015

The 2015 Acreage Release comprises twenty-nine (29) areas located across eight basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.


2014

The 2014 Acreage Release comprises 30 areas located across four basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Western Australia.


2013

The 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across six basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.


2012

The 2012 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 27 areas, located across nine basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.


2011

The 2011 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 29 areas, located across nine basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.


2010

The 2010 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and South Australia.


2009—Special release

The 2009 Special Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises two areas that have been specially released to focus industry's attention on the former Turtle and Barnett Retention Leases, which have known oil accumulations.


2009

The 2009 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.


2008

The 2008 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 35 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.


2007

The 2007 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 34 areas, located across six basins Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.


2006

The 2006 release of 36 areas is Australia's principal offshore acreage release this year.