Landholder compensation for mining claims and mining leases

Before a mining claim, mining lease or access to either tenure can be granted over a landholder's land, compensation for landholders has to be settled. This can be either:

  • agreed between the parties in a formal compensation agreement
  • or
  • determined by the Land Court.

This guide explains the requirements for compensation agreements and suggests ways to negotiate a satisfactory agreement. More detail is available in A guide to landholder compensation for mining claims and mining leases (PDF, 780KB).

Seeking expert assistance

This guide does not provide legal advice. You should obtain independent advice from a solicitor before signing any agreement. We also recommend you obtain advice from your accountant about tax and GST issues related to any compensation payments you receive.


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