The NSW Resources Regulator is developing the Resources Regulator Portal (Portal) - a new pathway for miners and explorers to interact with us for matters relevant to the Mining Act 1992.

The Portal will provide miners and explorers with:

  • A streamlined pathway to lodge applications under the Mining Act.
  • Access to rehabilitation and assessed deposit information.
  • The ability to monitor pending applications, notices and enquiries.
  • A communication pathway directly with the Inspector assessing their application.
  • Access to all relevant application forms.
  • An efficient process for updating approvals.

Throughout 2020, we will be redesigning these application forms into smart online forms. It is envisioned that by 2021, all our processes will be accessible via the Portal, thus removing the need for hardcopy/paper forms.

Paper based forms can still be obtained by contacting the Regulator on 1300 814 609 (option 2, then 5).

Latest Update (August 2020)

The smart online version of the Statement of compliance, environmental performance and financial history form is now available on the Portal.

A Statement of compliance, environmental performance and financial history (SOCH) form lodged online using the portal remains valid for 12 months from the date a SOCH reference number (unique identification number starting with SOCH and then seven numbers) is issued to the applicant providing there has been no change to any of the information provided by the applicant since the lodgement of the SOCH form. If any information has changed, a new SOCH form is required to be lodged with the department for assessment.

If you are not a current holder of a mining or exploration title (e.g. you are applying for an exploration licence, ELA), contact the Regulator on 1300 814 609 (option 2, then 5) and we will arrange for you to establish a user account for access to the Portal.