Legislation & regulations

Code of practice for mineral exploration

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

A man in a forest exploring rocks.

The Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration has been varied under section 89E of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990, to reflect the amended definition of low impact exploration, which came into effect on 1 November 2014.

Download a copy of the Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration below.

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For any queries regarding the revised definition of low impact exploration, please contact us.

Page last updated: 20 Dec 2019