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 email@example.com or phone +61 7 3199 8133.
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 (ML), 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.
- Practice direction – submission of mineral annual statistics relating to production and sales (PDF, 292KB)
- Template – minerals production and sales (XLSX, 477KB).
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.
- Practice direction – coal quarterly statistics (PDF, 274KB)
- Template – coal quarterly statistics (XLS, 331KB)
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. You may also need to pay mining and petroleum royalties.
- Last reviewed: 2 Jun 2022
- Last updated: 29 May 2023