Featured news

Better balancing private land access and exploration


New tools will help rural landholders negotiate with mineral explorers searching for evidence of gold, copper and other valuable metals on private land.

View transcript >

Read more

Latest news

Enterprising opportunity for more offshore gas


Earth Resources Regulation has granted an authority to drill from onshore to explore for more gas off the south west coast.

Read more

Showcasing the role of women across the resources sector


Jane Burton from the department’s Resources branch recently won the Exceptional Woman category at the Victorian Women in Resources Awards.

Read more

Process underway to appoint a new Mining Warden


The search is underway for a new Mining Warden. An interim Mining Warden will be appointed shortly, while the selection process for a new warden takes place.

Read more

Increasing interest in Victoria’s golden future


All that glitters may not be gold but when it comes to public, media and investor interest in Victoria’s exploration and mining industry, there’s one mineral that shines out.

Read more

Helping residents have their say


Community Advisor Grants will enable the Glenaladale community to access expertise and contribute to the Environment Effects Statement (ESS) process of the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project.

Read more

Expanded protection for the You Yangs


The You Yangs Regional Park has been declared a mining free zone thanks to additional protections being placed over the landmark hills, just north of Geelong.

Read more
Loading animation