The Department issues approvals for exploration and mining activities under the Mining Act 1992 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.

The requirement to obtain these approvals is triggered by the conditions of title.

Find information on activity approvals

All information relating to environmental activity approvals can be found in the DIGS Database

DIGS Database provides access to a range of information relating to exploration and mining activities. Information on how to use the database is detailed in the DIGS User Guide

Some useful tips when using DIGS:

  • to find information relating to Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs) and Subsidence Management Plans (SMPs) type REF or SMP in the Report Number field
  • the Tenement Name/Number field requires 4 digits to search. This means that titles such as EL123 should be entered as EL0123
For further information
Compliance Operations
Phone:
+61 (0)2 4063 6666
Fax:
+61 (0)2 4063 6977 (attn: Compliance Operations)
minres.environment@planning.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
Compliance Operations, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Resources Regulator, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
Office:
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map