Lodging production and sales returns for coal and minerals

This page explains what you need to provide, and how to submit your production and sales returns for coal and minerals.

All mines must submit statistics on their production and sales to the government. They must also pay mining royalties, and holders of mining leases for coal or oil shale must submit annual activity reports.

Lodging your production and sales 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 submitted 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 8133.

Metalliferous mines

All minerals mines must submit annual production and sales statistics via the GSQ Lodgement Portal before 30 September each year. When this date falls on a weekend or public holiday, you must submit your return by the next available business day.

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. A mining operation may comprise one or more mining leases, with adjacent and related mining leases constituting a distinct mine. Naming convention for each mining operation is defined by the Minerals Assessment Hub, and is added to the GSQ Lodgement Portal database.

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 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.

Additional reporting requirements

As part of your reporting requirements, you may need to submit coal and mineral activity reports. For more information and a list of practice directions, refer to the policies and guidelines for mining and resources.

You may also need to pay mining and petroleum royalties.