Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 No 84
(1) The holder of a petroleum title, or a person to whom an easement
or right of way has been granted under this Act, is liable to compensate every
person having any estate or interest in any land injuriously affected, or
likely to be so affected, by reason of any operations conducted or other
action taken in pursuance of this Act or the regulations or the title,
easement or right of way concerned.
(1A) A native title holder within the meaning of the Commonwealth
Native Title Act is to be treated as having an estate or interest in land for
the purposes of subsection (1).
(2) The holder of a petroleum title is liable to compensate any other
holder of a petroleum title whose operations under the title are detrimentally
affected, or likely to be so affected, by the grant under this Act of an
easement or right of way through, on or over the land comprised in the title
held by that other holder or by the use of any such easement or right of
(3) Compensation is not payable under this Act by the holder of a
petroleum title, or a person to whom an easement or right of way has been
granted under this Act, where the operations of the holder or person do not
affect, and are not likely to affect, any portion of the surface of any
(4) Any compensation agreed on or determined under Subdivision M or P
of Division 3 of Part 2 of the Commonwealth Native Title Act for essentially
the same act as an act in respect of which compensation is payable under this
Part must be taken into account in the assessment of compensation for the act
under this Part.