Legislation, standards and guidelines
As a mining or quarry operator in Queensland, you must comply with mine safety and health legislation, including:
- Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017
- Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017.
The Annual compliance plan for Queensland's mineral and energy resources (2017-2018) (PDF, 255KB) 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.