Fighting for fairer access to land in NSW
"Represent the interests of prospectors and fossickers"
Tell us what you think about issues affecting fossicking that need addressing in NSW.
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Raymond Gill said on Oct 30, 2016 6:54 PM
I have sent in my application to join and will send the $$$ shortly looking forward to being a member, not a gold seeker though , happy to sit and potter at or near a creek for shiny rocks
JOHN AND VAL SCHLIFF said on Jul 18, 2016 1:23 PM
Hi,we are at the moment camped in the victorian forrest ,in the goldfields ,we will join NAPFA,we are not sure with the regs in NSW re camping and sluceing and fossicking,,we are from queensland,i take the opportunity to post the following WHY QUEENSLAND DETECTORISTS TRAVEL TO WA. AND VIC. Why do we do it? Perhaps because Queensland has postage stamp size fossicking areas and there are no free camping areas in parks or in alluvial areas. Firstly we have postage size fossicking areas, so small, no camping and flogged to death, if there was anything there in the first place. Yes, we have large old alluvial areas, but they have been turned into ‘no go’ environmental areas, sold to the private sector, and generally closed to fossicking. YOU WONDER WHY WE DETECT OUTSIDE QUEENSLAND!! Allow me to grade the other states as far as fossicking is concerned. 1. WEST AUSTRALIA. 2. VICTORIA 3. NEW SOUTH WALES 4. NORTHERN TERRITORY 5. SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10. QUEENSLAND. Sorry I cannot grade Tasmania as I have only been there once as a tourist. The accessibility and infrastructure for fossickers in WA gold fields (crown land) (THANKS APLA), and VIC. parks (huge forestry areas) are second to none. NSW and NT come in a very close second. I will have to find out more about SA. Now may I quote from “THE QUEENSLAND FOSSICKER” THE GOVERNMENT HAS.- 1. Ignored fossickers concerns when drafting the current fossicking legislation. 2. Failed in their duty of care to improve access to well known fossicking areas. 3. Actively closed access to well known fossicking areas. 4. Ignored calls and petitions from fossickers and groups to remedy the situation. The current fossicking legislation was signed off by a Queensland MP. Thanks for reading, JOHN. thanks john.
Tania Gilchrist said on Jul 14, 2016 5:05 AM
Just discovered your group. I am a mother of a teenage boy who is trying to get into fossicking. I look forward to joining your cute.
Peter Olijnyk said on Jan 15, 2016 5:40 AM
Thanks for all the good work. As the main body for protecting our rites in NSW its great to have guys and girls to speak on our behalf. Everyone should get on board and support NAPFA.
Ivo Torresan said on Dec 12, 2015 11:38 AM
Hi guys n gals i met up with a few members, and joined up out at the hill end meet up just wanted to say had a great time , first time i have been there great bunch of guys and girls look forward to future meets as well.cheers Ivo
Arron said on Jul 21, 2015 9:24 PM
I would like to learn more about my rights for digging for minerals in nsw and things I need to get started and places I can dig. Thank you for your time in helping in this new area.
David Lawrence said on Mar 25, 2015 10:39 AM
We the minority have rights too. Unlock the bush.
Greg Thomson said on Feb 24, 2015 11:31 AM
leonie said on Dec 2, 2014 1:54 AM
Here is a link your members could consider joininghttps://www.getup.org.au/
peter carrall said on Apr 18, 2014 7:24 AM
I have join the fight it took two years to join but i am in for the long hall good luck. number 666 SH,,