Victoria has a vibrant earth resources sector with a variety of commodities including brown coal, gold, petroleum, mineral sands and base metals, as well as emerging industries such as geothermal and geosequestration.
We support and promote investment opportunities in the sector, which includes providing cutting-edge geoscience information to help significantly reduce exploration risk. We also facilitate projects under development in the State as they navigate through approvals processes.
In addition, we maintain an efficient licensing and permitting system for exploration, resource development and operations, including for pipeline activities, and regulate the industry to ensure that environmental management standards are met.
- Proposed Extractive Industries Amendment Regulations
A draft of the proposed Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Extractive Industries) Amendment Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement is open for public consultation.
- Mineral Regulations 2013
The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Regulations 2013 were made on 15 October 2013 and commenced on 20 October 2013.
- Yallourn Coal Mine Inquiries
Information about the Yallourn Coal Mine Inquiries, including the Morwell River Diversion Report.
- Victorian Government plan for the earth resources sector
The Victorian Government has developed a plan for the State’s earth resources industry.
- Coal Allocation
The Victorian Government has announced it will carry out a market assessment to test the level of commercial interest in Victoria’s unallocated brown coal ahead of a possible fresh round of coal allocation.
- Code of Practice for Small Quarries
The Code of Practice for Small Quarries has been made and is now available online. Click the link above for more information.
- Gold explorers guide to Victoria
VictorianGold Province: a contemporary exploration guide is a valuable source reference for geologists, both within and outside Australia, who influence decisions as to where a company’s exploration focus will be..