QLD Fossicking Licenses

To access the Clermont General Permission Areas (GPAs) you need only purchase:

QLD Fossicking License

As from 1st July 2019, The Outback Prospector & Clermont Caravan Park have withdrawn as agents for QLD Fossicking Licences.

Purchase online here https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/licences-permits/purchase/

NOTE RE Clermont Fossicking Kits

Isaac Regional Council advice is that as from 25th August 2017, there is no longer a requirement to purchase a Fossicking Kit for Clermont. Please call Council office 1300 47 22 27 for any enquiries or see http://bit.ly/2wOaeJW

Clermont GPA Maps may be viewed online here: https://www.qld.gov.au/r…/activities/fossicking/central-gold

General Advice

These State Forest areas are under Lease and are multi-use lands. Cattle grazing, timber harvesting & Mining Lease activities take place at different times within Clermont GPAs. Wild dog baits may also be laid in the larger GPAs - warning signs are attached to designated entry gates. GPAs may also be closed due to extreme wet conditions to avoid damage to bush tracks.

To maintain access to the Clermont GPAs, it's important for our visiting prospectors to respect livestock, property & the environment.

  • Observe any closure advice attached to designated entry gates
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • Avoid disturbing livestock
  • Take your rubbish back to camp
  • No fires are permitted
  • Dogs are not permitted

Please note no camping is permitted in Clermont GPAs. There are a variety of accommodation options for caravanners & short term visitors including caravan park van sites, cabins, motel & hotel rooms & self-contained cottage style private rentals.

GPA Status

Please check our Clermont GPA Status page for more information about current access to the GPAs.