Lodging production and sales returns

All mines must submit statistics on their production and sales to the government. This page explains what you'll need to provide, and how to submit your returns.

To view statistical reports on mining production and sales, see our pages on coal resources, metalliferous and industrial minerals and petroleum and coal seam gas.

Lodging your return

Use the guides and forms below to compile your return. Send all returns by the due dates below to coalandmineralstats@resources.qld.gov.au.

If you need help completing your returns, email coalandmineralstats@resources.qld.gov.au or phone +61 7 3199 7915.

Metalliferous mines

You must complete and lodge your statistical return form before 30 September each year.

Please note: This year the department is collecting Queensland Annual Mineral Production and Statistical Survey 2020–21 via an Excel form.

A mining operation may comprise one or more ML and/or MDL that constitutes a distinct mine. You are requested to submit a separate return for each mining operation held by the Authorised Holder during the financial year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Coal mines

You must submit quarterly production and sales returns from the time the mine employs staff for:

  • coal production or pre-stripping of overburden
  • or
  • development before the mine begins producing coal.

The due dates for submitting your returns are shown in the table below.

Due dates for quarterly coal production and sales returns

Calendar year quarter Quarterly period Date due*
Q1 1 Jan - 31 Mar 21 Apr
Q2 1 Apr - 30 Jun 21 Jul
Q3 1 Jul - 30 Sep 21 Oct
Q4 1 Oct - 31 Dec 21 Jan

*When this date falls on a weekend or public holiday, you must submit your return by the next available business day.


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