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Policies and guidelines for mining and resources

From 25 May 2020, new provisions came into effect relating to the relinquishment, renewal and administration of exploration permits and petroleum and gas authorities. Read more about the changes to resources legislation.

New practice directions for petroleum and gas reporting and for minerals and coal  reporting, along with new data submission templates, are now in use. Access the documents in the ‘Renewal, reporting and general administration guidelines’ section below.

Use our mining policies and guidance material to help you complete your application forms and comply with the requirements of your resource authority. Click on a heading to either expand or collapse the heading content.

Information on using MyMinesOnline to lodge your applications is included in the guidelines where applicable.

Operational policies

Mineral and coal policies

Exploration

Development

Mining

General

Petroleum and gas policies

Miscellaneous policies

Practice manual

Practice manual

The practice manual provides guidance on the provision of information for tenure administration.

Practice numberTitleVersion
Practice direction 1 Submission of geophysical survey data under resource legislation (PDF, 98.0KB) 2.3
Practice direction 2 Production and/or storage testing (PDF, 169.0KB) 2.1
Practice direction 3 Submission of statistical data relating to coal production and sales (PDF, 203.8KB) 1.3
Practice direction 4 Boundary identification for mining resource authorities (PDF, 359.6KB) 2.1
Practice direction 5 Minerals and coal reporting (PDF, 1.1MB) 1
Practice direction 6 Petroleum and gas reporting (PDF, 2.8MB) 1.1

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