Attention: NSW Caretaker Period has commenced
The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 3 March 2023. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from this date will be available on this website. For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party as they relate to this department/agency or its portfolio area, please go directly to the website of the relevant political party.
Release of critical safety and compliance information will still be undertaken during this period.
Rehabilitation and environment
We have updated our guideline on rehabilitation objectives and completion criteria (PDF, 777.29 KB) to further assist industry with
The Mining Act Inspectorate undertakes compliance audits of mining operations and exploration activities to assess whether title holders are
The Resources Regulator has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Marble Craft and Granite Supplies in lieu of prosecution for alleged
Mining, Exploration and Geoscience
Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, and the Resources Regulator were brought together as one agency on 1 June 2021
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The Resources Regulator within Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, is the state’s work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites.
This includes open-cut and underground mines, petroleum sites, quarries and extractive operations, tourist mines, opal and other small scale mines, and mining exploration activities. We also undertake compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act 1992, with a key focus on mine rehabilitation. We were established on 1 July 2016 as a standalone regulator.
'SEED' is the central resource for Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) in NSW
Resources Regulator Portal
Visit the Resources Regulator portal to report incidents, lodge applications under the Mining Act or notify the Regulator of other matters
Mine Rehabilitation Portal
Visit the Mine Rehabilitation Portal to submit disturbance and rehabilitation spatial data and to generate final landform and rehabilitation plans required under the Mining Act.