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Reporting for coal and mineral activities

What's new

A new practice direction and data submission templates are available below. Read more about new reporting requirements and implementation timelines.

You must lodge a report every year if you hold certain coal or mineral resource authorities. For exploration permits and mineral development licences, you must also lodge a separate expenditure statement.

As part of your activity report, you must provide a full technical summary of the authorised activities, including maps and a digital copy of all data assay results and any geophysical, geochemical, drilling or remote sensing data.

This page explains how to meet your notification and reporting obligations under Queensland resources legislation.

Note: Following regulation amendments, 'annual reports' are now known as 'activity reports'.

Resource authorities this applies to

  • Exploration permit for coal or minerals
  • Mineral development licence
  • Mining lease for coal or oil shale

How to lodge your notices and reports

The tables below show what you need to submit and how to do it. If you need more help:

Exploration permit for coal or minerals

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
Activity report
(MRA1 s. 141(1)(e) MRR2 s. 13)
Within 1 month after each anniversary of the day the exploration permit takes effect

Follow 'Practice direction – minerals and coal reporting' and use the data submission templates above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

Notification of geophysical survey (DOC, 179KB)
(MRA s. 416B)
Within 10 business days of completing survey

Follow 'Practice direction 1/2013 – submission of geophysical survey data', above, and email to geophysics@dnrme.qld.gov.au

Geophysical survey data
(MRA s. 416B)
Submit data from any completed survey at the same time as your activity report

Follow 'Practice direction 1/2013 – submission of geophysical survey data', above, and upload data to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

Expenditure statement for activity report
(MRR s. 14)
As a separate document at the same time as the activity report Upload completed expenditure statement using available template to MyMinesOnline

1MRA: Mineral Resources Act 1989
2MRR: Mineral Resources Regulation 2013

Mineral development licence

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
Activity report
(MRA1 s. 194(1)(e) MRR2 s. 13)
Within 1 month after each anniversary of the day the mineral development licence takes effect

Follow 'Practice direction – minerals and coal reporting' and use the data submission templates, above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

Notification of geophysical survey (DOC, 179KB)
(MRA s. 416B)
Within 10 business days of completing survey Follow 'Practice direction 1/2013 – submission of geophysical survey data' above, and email to geophysics@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Geophysical survey data
(MRA s. 416B)
As a separate document at the same time as the activity report

Follow 'Practice direction 1/2013 – submission of geophysical survey data' above, and upload data to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

Expenditure statement for activity report
(MRR s. 14)
As a separate document at the same time as the activity report Upload completed expenditure statement using available template to MyMinesOnline

1MRA: Mineral Resources Act 1989
2MRR: Mineral Resources Regulation 2013

Mining lease for coal or oil shale

Note: There is no statutory requirement for an activity report for mining leases for minerals.

Report/notice and legislative reference When to lodge How to lodge
Activity report
(MRA1 s. 318CV)
Within 2 months after each anniversary of the day the lease takes effect

Follow 'Practice direction – minerals and coal reporting' and use the data submission templates, above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

1MRA: Mineral Resources Act 1989

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