The annual offshore petroleum exploration acreage release is part of the government’s strategy to promote offshore oil and gas exploration. Each year, the government invites companies to bid for the opportunity to invest in oil and gas exploration in Australian waters. The 2021 acreage release consists of 21 areas offshore of Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
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Oil and Gas
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This service is being developed to display the location and closing date information of the 2021 Acreage Release in the Acreage Release Persona of the GA Portal.
2021 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release Areas
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GDA94 (EPSG:4283) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
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Connect Point - http://services.ga.gov.au/gis/services/2021OffshorePetroleumAcreageReleaseAreas/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS
2021 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release Areas MapServer