Small scale mining code - Queensland


You will need to comply with this code if you operate a mining project with a relatively low environmental impact and meet the eligibility criteria for an exemption from an environmental authority.

The purpose of this code is to:

  • ensure activities are carried out in an environmentally responsible way
  • ensure land subject to the activities is managed responsible
  • minimise conflicts about land use because of carrying out the activities
  • ensure land is rehabilitated, and improvements on the land are restored to an appropriate condition, after the small scale mining activities are carried out.
  • impose mandatory conditions on mining claim or exploration permits concerning the conduct of authorised activities on land.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Small scale mining code - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Resources

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

MyMinesOnline Helpdesk

Department of Resources

Phone: 07 3199 8133
Website: Department of Resources (Opens in new window)