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Minerals Guidelines and Codes of Practice


Exploration Licence Guidelines

Exploration Work Plan Guidelines

Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration

Informed Verbal Consent for Low Impact Exploration


Retention Licence Guidelines

Ministerial Guidelines for Description of a Mineral Resource


Mining Licence Guidelines

Ministerial Guidelines for Description of a Mineral Resource

Work Plan Guideline for a Mining Licence

Reportable Events

Declared Mines and Quarries Guideline for Preparation of Six Monthly and Annual Reports

Imported Materials Management Guideline


Prospecting Licence Guidelines


Exploration and rehabilitation of mineral exploration sites

Abandonment of mineral drill holes

Rehabilitation and environmental aspects of mining and extractive work plans

Strategic Framework for Mine Closure - ANMEC and Minerals Council of Australia

Rehabilitation Bonds

Establishment and Management of Rehabilitation Bonds for the Mining and Extractives Industries

Cash bonds for Small Miners 

Bond calculator

Bond Calculator Installation and Hints

Tailings Management

Strategic Framework for Tailings Management

Irrigation and Commercial Farm Dams Licence to Water Your Dam Responsibility

Management of Tailings Storage Facilities

Management of Small Tailings Storage Facilities

Tailings Storage Data Sheet

Explanatory Notes for Completing Tailings Storage Data Sheet

Native Vegetation

Native Vegetation Guide for Mines and Quarries


Management of Water in Mines and Quarries

Groundwater Licensing and Trading in Victoria for Earth Resources Industries

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Guidelines for Mining and Mineral Exploration

Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage

Mineral Tenements and the Native Title Act

Exploration and Mining Licences: Guidance Notes for the Aboriginal Heritage Act


Ground Vibration and Airblast Limits for Blasting in Mines and Quarries

Guidance Material for the Assessment of Geotechnical Risks in Open Pit Mines and Quarries

Environment Review Committees


Ministerial Guidelines for notices and injunctions relating to the Regulation of Earth Resources in Victoria