Legislation & compliance

Mining Act Legislation

The Mining Act 1978 (the Mining Act) outlines the law as it relates to mining, and for incidental and other purposes.

Current versions of the Mining Act 1978, the Mining Regulations 1981 and the Offshore Minerals Act 2003 are located on the State Law Publisher website.

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Compliance after grant – mining tenements

Tenement holders are required to comply with specific conditions and covenants that are imposed on particular mining tenements.

In general terms, compliance refers to the statutory requirements of tenement holders to meet certain conditions and covenants of the particular mining tenement.

Most of these requirements are connected to the anniversary date of the start of the term of the tenement.

Please note that Minimum Annual Expenditure requirements are included in the Mining Act Fees and Charges brochure.

Referenced below are various mining policies and guidance material to help ensure that you comply with requirements of the Mining Act 1978 (the Mining Act).