Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services (HEMTS) provides services from our Sydney, Brisbane and Perth offices.

HEMTS is the premier specialist exploration and mining title consulting firm in Australia, in four respects:

HEMTS’ consultants have proven expertise in:

  • Preparation/lodgement of Exploration and Mining Titles.
  • Negotiation of access with landowners.
  • Conducting “Right to Negotiate” negotiations with Native Title Claimants.
  • Advice regarding Native Title issues.
  • Title and landholder searches.
  • Due Diligence reports.
  • Valmin Reports for prospectuses.
  • In depth knowledge of environmental planning legislation.
  • Government Relations.
  • Preparation of submissions regarding stamp duty.
  • Preparation of Exploration Programmes.
  • Preparation of Environmental Reports.
  • Preparation of Joint Venture, and sale and option Agreements.
  • Preparation of reports including pre-acquisition status reports.
  • Preparation of Environmental Management Overview Strategy (EMOS), Plans of Operation, Security Calculations and Environmental Audit.
  • Environmental services also include on-site Environmental Assessments and Environmental Liability Reports.
  • Computer Management of all Titles using the “TMS” software package, specially modified for Hetherington Title Services.
  • The option of having direct download of mining title information into client computer records if required.

HEMTS founder Russell Hetherington is widely acknowledged as a prominent authority in Mining and Exploration Title Management.  Russell has been working in Mining and Exploration Tenements since 1974.  During that period he has had a broad experience in both government and private enterprise.

Russell’s staff are also highly trained and experienced, having worked in the industry for as long as 47 years.

Russell and his consultants have been able to assist their clients to achieve their goals in the following ways:

  • Direct involvement in first agreement between a Mining Company and a Native Title Claimant in New South Wales.
  • Review of Exploration and Tenure System in Eritrea on behalf of the Australian Government, leading to the adoption by Eritrean Government of Proposals made.
  • Management of several of Australia’s largest coal mines and gold mines.
  • Frequent identification of opportunities to acquire prospective land which would not otherwise have been recognised.
  • Retained by Government in Australia to review the computer registration system of every Mining Department in Australia.
  • Engaged by most of Australia’s leading law firms to review mining tenements.

HEMTS understand the complexities and peculiarities of Mining Title Management.  Our consultants approach issues thoroughly and will alert you to to problems of which you may not have been aware and recommend cost effective solutions.

Our consultants are readily accessible to their clients and understand the importance of carrying out work in an expeditious manner.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding value for money and cost effective solutions to suit clients’ needs.

The value you receive when engaging HEMTS is priceless. Our consultants are second to none in the complex field of Mining Title Management.

Given these difficult economic times, HEMTS prides ourselves on our ability to manage client’s tenement portfolios in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

HEMTS specialise in reviewing client’s tenement portfolios and coming up with tenement rationalisation options that result in considerable long term savings to mining title maintenance costs.

For more information on HEMTS offices around Australia please contact:

Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services (QLD)
Level 6, 445 Upper Edward St
Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
(07) 3236 1768
Fax: (07) 3236 1758

Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services
503 Willoughby Road, 1st Floor
(access via Pectice Lane)
Willoughby NSW 2068
(02) 9967 4844
Fax: (02) 9967 4614

Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services
83 Brisbane Street
(Cnr Brisbane & Beaufort Streets)
Perth WA 6849
(08) 9228 9977
Fax: (08) 9328 3710