The Department issues approvals for exploration and mining activities under the Mining Act 1992 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

The requirement to obtain these approvals is triggered by the conditions of title.

Find information on activity approvals

All information relating to environmental activity approvals can be found in the DIGS Database

DIGS Database provides access to a range of information relating to exploration and mining activities. Information on how to use the database is detailed in the DIGS User Guide

Some useful tips when using DIGS:

  • to find information relating to Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs) and Subsidence Management Plans (SMPs) type REF or SMP in the Report Number field
  • the Tenement Name/Number field requires 4 digits to search. This means that titles such as EL123 should be entered as EL0123
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