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
EL7750 Evolution Mining exploration  drilling programsSeptember 2021Cowal, NSW
Werris Creek Pty LtdSeptember 2021Werris Creek, NSW
Centennial Mandalong Pty LtdSeptember 2021Lake Macquarie, NSW
EL3326 Hillgrove Mine exploration drilling programsSeptember 2021Hillgrove, NSW
EL5675 exploration drilling program, Alkane Resources LimitedAugust 2021Peak Hill, NSW
EL7805 Flemington Mining Operations Pty Ltd June 2021 Fifield, NSW
EL9040 Stockton sand exploration project June 2021 Stockton, NSW
EL8867 Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Australia Pty Ltd March 2021 Cootamundra, NSW
EL8622 TRK Resources Ltd March 2021 Gundagai, NSW
EL6695 Peel Mining Pty Ltd March 2021 Mount Hope, NSW
E7390 Impact Minerals March 2021 Broken Hill, NSW
EL8398 Scorpio Resources November 2020 Mount Hope, NSW
EL7714 Mountain Tank Exploration Program November 2020 Cobar, NSW
Excelsior Quarry, Graymont (Excelsior) Pty Ltd November 2020 Kandos, NSW
EL8532 Mount Aubrey Exploration Drilling Program, Godolphin Tenements Pty Ltd November 2020 Peak Hill, NSW
EL8744 Blackwater exploration drilling program, Australian Consolidated Gold Holdings Pty Ltd October 2020 Narromine, NSW
EL5920 and EL6354 Exploration drilling program, Bowdens Silver Project October 2020 Kandos, NSW
EL8357 Lady Ilse exploration drilling program, Magmatic Resources Ltd October 2020 Wellington, NSW
EL8590 Kiola exploration drilling program, Emmerson Resources Pty Ltd September 2020 Cowra, NSW
Boggabri Coal Mine, Boggabri Coal Pty Ltd July 2020 Boggabri, NSW
Subsidence management, Tahmoor Colliery, Tahmoor Coal Pty Ltd July 2020 Tahmoor, NSW
EL7223 Exploration drilling program, Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Ltd July 2020 Breeza, NSW
Subsidence management, Metropolitan Colliery, Metropolitan Collieries Pty Ltd June 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 Ltd August 2019 Singleton, NSW
Mount Owen complex, topsoil management, Mount Owen Pty Ltd August 2019 Glennies Creek, NSW
Tritton Operations, Tritton Resources Pty Ltd August 2019 Nyngan, NSW
EEL6243 Narrabri South exploration program, Narrabri Coal Pty Ltd July 2019 Narrabri, NSW
Glenella Quarry, Glenella Quarry Pty Ltd July 2019 Cowra, NSW
AUTH346 Maules Creek exploration, Aston Coal No 2 Pty Ltd July 2019 Boggabri, NSW
Narrabri gas project - beneficial use of gas, Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Ltd October 2018 Narrabri, NSW
Mining sites within special catchment areas December 2018 Special areas of NSW