The Mining Act Inspectorate undertakes compliance audits of mining operations and exploration activities to assess whether title holders are meeting their compliance requirements under the Mining Act 1992. Where non-compliances are identified, further enforcement action may be taken, in accordance with the Regulator's compliance and enforcement framework.

Audit reports may also identify opportunities for improvement to strengthen the compliance management activities of the title holder.

We undertake a compliance audit program to assess the level of operator compliance with Regulations. View the compliance audit program report:

The checklists below provide an indication of some of the issues the Regulator’s auditors consider when undertaking audits onsite. If you hold an authorisation, you may use these checklists to assist you to identify requirements that apply to your particular authorisation and help you to ensure you are meeting your statutory obligations.

Compliance audit report Date publishedLocation
EL8867 Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Australia Pty LtdMarch 2021Cootamundra, NSW
EL8622 TRK Resources LtdMarch 2021Gundagai, NSW
EL6695 Peel Mining Pty LtdMarch 2021Mount Hope, NSW
E7390 Impact MineralsMarch 2021Broken Hill, NSW
EL8398 Scorpio ResourcesNovember 2020Mount Hope, NSW
EL7714 Mountain Tank Exploration ProgramNovember 2020Cobar, NSW
Excelsior Quarry, Graymont (Excelsior) Pty LtdNovember 2020Kandos, NSW
EL8532 Mount Aubrey Exploration Drilling Program, Godolphin Tenements Pty LtdNovember 2020Peak Hill, NSW
EL8744 Blackwater exploration drilling program, Australian Consolidated Gold Holdings Pty LtdOctober 2020Narromine, NSW
EL5920 and EL6354 Exploration drilling program, Bowdens Silver ProjectOctober 2020Kandos, NSW
EL8357 Lady Ilse exploration drilling program, Magmatic Resources LtdOctober 2020Wellington, NSW
EL8590 Kiola exploration drilling program, Emmerson Resources Pty LtdSeptember 2020Cowra, NSW
Boggabri Coal Mine, Boggabri Coal Pty LtdJuly 2020Boggabri, NSW
Subsidence management, Tahmoor Colliery, Tahmoor Coal Pty LtdJuly 2020Tahmoor, NSW
EL7223 Exploration drilling program, Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty LtdJuly 2020Breeza, NSW
Subsidence management, Metropolitan Colliery, Metropolitan Collieries Pty LtdJune 2020 Helensburgh, NSW
Dendrobium Colliery, Illawarra Coal Pty Ltd April 2020 Kembla Heights, NSW
Woodlawn Mine, Tarago Operations Pty Ltd February 2020 Tarago, NSW
Perilya Broken Hill Operations, Perilya Broken Hill Limited October 2019 Broken Hill, NSW
Mount Pleasant MACH Energy August 2019 Upper Hunter, NSW
Wambo Mine, topsoil management, Wambo Coal Pty Ltd August 2019 Warkworth, NSW
Hunter Valley Operations South, topsoil management, Hunter Valley Operations Pty LtdAugust 2019 Singleton, NSW
Mount Owen complex, topsoil management, Mount Owen Pty LtdAugust 2019Glennies Creek, NSW
Tritton Operations, Tritton Resources Pty LtdAugust 2019Nyngan, NSW
EEL6243 Narrabri South exploration program, Narrabri Coal Pty LtdJuly 2019Narrabri, NSW
Glenella Quarry, Glenella Quarry Pty LtdJuly 2019Cowra, NSW
AUTH346 Maules Creek exploration, Aston Coal No 2 Pty LtdJuly 2019Boggabri, NSW
Narrabri gas project - beneficial use of gas, Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty LtdOctober 2018Narrabri, NSW
Mining sites within special catchment areasDecember 2018Special areas of NSW