Landholder and community resources
Land access tool
Before an explorer can access your land you must provide consent. The land access tool will help you understand the exploration process and reach an agreement with an explorer.
The main legislation under which Victoria’s mineral resources are managed, is the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990.
Several guides are available to help landholders and communities understand key aspects of how minerals exploration is regulated, particularly regarding explorers accessing privately owned land.
Landholders seeking to understand more about their rights in relation to minerals exploration should visit the community and land use of this site.
The Victorian Farmers Federation and the Mineral Council of Australia have developed a landowner’s guide titled Introduction to Victoria’s Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990. The guide provides an overview of the Act and provides suggestions for both land holders and licence holders, as they negotiate the various requirements.
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Page last updated: 15 Jul 2019