Lodging production and sales returns for coal and minerals

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.

Lodging your return

The reporting of production and sales statistics for coal and minerals has moved online to the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) Lodgement Portal. To make reporting easier and more efficient all data will be entered directly into the portal, providing added security and a digital confirmation showing the time of your lodgement.

We have a number of guides and forms below to use when compiling your return. If you have any questions or need assistance lodging online, email gsqopendata@resources.qld.gov.au or phone +61 7 3199 7915.

Metalliferous mines

For minerals annual statistics returns relating to the 2020-21 financial year or earlier, the following template must be completed and submitted to the Department of Resources by email coalandmineralstats@resources.qld.gov.au.

For the 2021-22 financial year onwards, minerals annual statistics must be submitted via the GSQ Lodgement Portal. Information about this process will be released soon.

Minerals annual statistics must be submitted before 30 September each year.

A mining operation may comprise one or more mining leases (ML), with adjacent and related mining leases constituting a distinct mine. You must submit a separate return for each mining operation held by the authorised holder during each financial year from 1 July to 30 June.

Information about the new practice direction and minerals annual statistics templates will be released soon.

Coal mines

You must submit Coal Quarterly Statistics relating to production and sales from first coal production onwards.

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 May**
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.

** A one-off extension has been granted for coal production and sales reporting for the March quarter of 2022 to allow additional time to become familiar with the new reporting system. Subsequent returns will be due on the usual quarterly dates.


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