NEATS info

The National Electronic Approvals Tracking System (NEATS) provides access to publicly available information concerning offshore petroleum titles and applications. NEATS has been designed with the end user in mind and NOPTA hopes that users will find NEATS easy to navigate between the different features.

NEATS aims to deliver transparency to both industry and the public, as well as a single source of up to date information on offshore petroleum titles and applications.

NEATS includes a Public Portal which provides access to some of the information held within the Titles Register (NEATS is not the official Titles Register. Please contact to request to search the titles register) and application tracking. Titleholders also have access to an Secure Portal allowing titleholders and applicants to submit applications and relevant Legislative Forms (2-7) and track the progress of applications.

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For further information on the Secure Portal, including how to access and register to the Secure Portal, see NEATS Secure Portal Guidance.

NEATS Portal Upgrades

Based on feedback from NOPTA’s biannual stakeholder survey, and to align with NOPTA’s Strategic Plan priority of Integrating Data and Technology, NOPTA is currently preparing to make enhancements to the NEATS portal to streamline interactions with NOPTA.

Key features that will be included in the build:

  • Single point of entry for NOPTA related activities including payments and applications (reporting and data submissions are planned for a future phase)
  • Enhanced user experience, with the ability for NOPTA and titleholders to communicate through the portal
  • Digital signature technology.

NOPTA has created various user groups to help advise on functionality requirements for the portal and to assist with testing and training.

Digital Transformation Package

On 16 December 2021, the Hon Keith Pitt MP and the Hon Ben Morton MP announced funding to enhance the digital capacity of NOPTA and NOPSEMA.

Four digital reform projects will be funded under the Deregulation Agenda to reduce regulatory burden on Australia’s offshore resources sector by modernising and enhancing the capability of NOPTA and NOPSEMA.

The two key projects that NOPTA will lead on are NEATS and NOPIMS enhancements. Under these projects NOPIMS will be modernised and following the delivery of phase one of the NEATS Portal upgrades, phase two of the upgrades will commence to expand online submissions to capture more applications, reports and data submitted to NOPTA.

NOPTA will create and/or utilise various existing user groups to help advise on functionality requirements for the enhancements.

Further details on the user groups and projects will be made available in 2022.

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