The Codes of Practice outline mandatory requirements for explorers in the exploration of resources. The Codes are intended to provide upfront information to the industry and the community, and enable industry to adopt a risk-based, best practice approach in meeting requirements.

UPDATED - Summary of changes to environmental codes and guidelines (86 KB PDF)

  • Coal seam gas fracture stimulation

    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    The code of practice for coal seam gas fracture stimulation establishes a best practice framework.

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  • Coal seam gas well integrity

    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    Mandatory standards for well design and construction to ensure the environmentally sound safe production of coal seam gas and the protection of ground water resources.

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  • Environmental management
    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    Mandatory requirements and guidance for title holders on minimising risks to the environment.

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  • Produced Water

    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    Mandatory requirements and guidance for title holders on the management, storage and transfer of produced water.

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  • Rehabilitation

    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    Mandatory requirements and guidance for title holders on rehabilitation management.

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  • Community consultation

    Applies to: Coal, Minerals, Petroleum

    This code is applied by a condition imposed on all prospecting titles granted, renewed or transferred in respect of applications granted after 1 March 2016.

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