Legislation & regulations

Code of practice for mineral exploration

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.

Please note:
Hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is permanently banned in Victoria under the Constitution Amendment (Fracking Ban) Act 2021 and is an offence under Section 16A of the Petroleum Act 1998.

All references to hydraulic fracturing in the Code of Practice for Mineral Exploration should be disregarded.

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

Page last updated: 09 Nov 2021