Code of Practice for Low Risk Mines - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to conduct mining activities that are classed as low risk. Compliance with this code for low risk mining activities is required instead of submitting a Work Plan.

This code provides guidance on managing low risk mining activities in Victoria. Mining projects operating underneath this code must have a licence area of less than five hectares and must not involve:

  • underground operations
  • blasting
  • clearing of native vegetation
  • use of chemicals.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Energy and Earth Resources

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Energy and Earth Resources

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: Level 15
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address: Earth Resources Information Centre
GPO BOX 2392
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Other: 13 61 86
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