Landholder compensation for mining claims and mining leases
Before a mining claim, mining lease or access to either tenure can be granted, compensation for landholders has to be settled. This can be either:
- agreed between the parties in a formal compensation agreement
- 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, 2MB).
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.