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Victoria's Earth Resources

About ERD Landing Page imageVictoria's mineral, petroleum, extractive and geothermal industries are managed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). To ensure sustainability, DEDJTR regulates the industries, promotes the development of the state's earth resources, maintains the earth resources database and provides scientific and strategic policy advice to government.

DEDJTR also provides licensing, monitors environmental standards and supports significant projects.

Earth Resources Information Centre

The Earth Resources Information Centre is located on the ground floor of 113 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. Staff can answer general inquiries about mining and exploration in Victoria and accept lodgement of applications for mineral licences and renewals.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm (excluding public holidays).

A number of items are available online:
Visit the Earth Resources Online store for our collection of geological maps and reports and digital information.
Use GeoVic, our online mapping system, to find open file company exploration reports, to access geological maps and mine plans.
Purchase a Miner's Right

Related publications on the history of gold mining in Victoria can be found at the: