Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

This page contains updates to how the regulation of the resources sector has changed and how Earth Resources Regulation is operating.

Working with Earth Resources Regulation

Earth Resources Regulation is continuing to deliver its work to enable critical quarry, mine and gas industry sites to keep operating. It has made some changes to how it is working.

Earth Resources Regulation media release 21 April 2020

Fees and approvals

Earth Resources Regulation will defer the collection of rent and annual fees. It will also now fast-track the approval process for works to supply critical material for infrastructure projects at a time when businesses are facing additional pressure.

Minister for Resources media release 22 May 2020

Minerals licencing engagement

In response to changes in the media landscape, Earth Resources Regulation has made changes to help communities have a continued say in local minerals development through the release of a new engagement guideline.

Earth Resources Regulation media release 4 May 2020

Keep up the good work

Victoria’s resources sector has stepped up to help keep the state running. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes has acknowledged the importance of the resources sector.

Minister for Resources media release 27 April 2020

Recreational prospecting

New directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer allow people to leave their home to undertake outdoor recreational activities, including fossicking.

Earth Resources Regulation media release 15 May 2020

Page last updated: 22 May 2020