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Policies and guidelines for mining and resources

From 25 May 2020, new provisions will come into effect relating to the relinquishment, renewal and administration of exploration permits and petroleum and gas authorities. Read more about the changes to resources legislation.

Use our mining policies and guidance material to help you complete your application forms and comply with the requirements of your resource authority. Click on a heading to either expand or collapse the heading content.

Information on using MyMinesOnline to lodge your applications is included in the guides where applicable.

Operational policies

Mineral and coal policies





Petroleum and gas policies

Miscellaneous policies

Practice manual

Practice manual

The practice manual provides guidance on the provision of information for tenure administration.

Practice numberTitleVersion
1/2016 Boundary identification for mining resource authorities (PDF, 359.6KB) 2.1
1/2015 Submission of statistical data relating to coal production and sales (PDF, 345.1KB) 1.2
1/2013 Submission of geophysical survey data under resource legislation (PDF, 169.9KB) 2.1
2/2013 Production and/or storage testing (PDF, 169.0KB) 2.1


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