Legislation & regulations

Code of practice for low risk mines

New extractive industries regulations commence on 26 January 2020. This page is being reviewed and may require updates.

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The Code of practice for low risk mines has been made under section 89E of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (the Act).

The code has been developed in response to amendments to the Act, which allows holders of prospecting or mining licences, where activities are defined as low risk, to operate under the code rather than lodging a work plan. The amendments to the Act came into effect on 1 November 2014.

Page last updated: 22 Oct 2019