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.

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

Act(s) name

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Earth Resources

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