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Legislation, standards and guidelines

As a mining or quarry operator in Queensland, you must comply with mine safety and health legislation, including:

Other laws may impact on safety and health for specific activities, including the Explosives Act 1999 and the Radiation Safety Act 1999.

The annual compliance plan for Queensland's mineral and energy resources (PDF, 187KB) details engagement and compliance activities that we plan to undertake in relation to relevant mineral and energy resources legislation. The activities have been developed and will be continually reviewed and amended to reflect emerging risks and operational priorities.

This guide explains provides an overview of the legislation, standards and guidelines that relate to health and safety requirements for mining and quarrying operations in Queensland. It also provides an overview of bodies and individuals, such as the Mines Inspectorate, Board of Examiners and Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, who work to ensure compliance of mining health and safety.