The re-release of an area will be at the discretion of the Joint Authority. However, it is generally intended that any area that does not attract a successful bid will be re-released about two months after the original closure date for applications for that area. The re-released areas will be open for bidding for about four months. Whenever possible, the closure date for applications for re-released areas will coincide with the next closure date under the annual acreage release process. Areas will only be re-released once.
The re-released areas will be open to all interested bidders under the work program bidding system. The promotion of the re-released areas will be notified in the relevant government gazette and an article in the Australian Petroleum News.