Mine regulation

Several agencies are responsible for different aspects of mining regulation, under different legislation. They all work together to help protect the environment and human health.

The EPA regulates mining through Environment Protection Licences, which set limit, operating, monitoring and reporting requirements

Regulation type

Organisation responsible


Mine approval

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Planning)

1300 305 695

Land use, maps and exploration

NSW Resources and Geoscience

(0)2 4063 6500

Mine safety and compliance with the Mining Act

NSW Resources Regulator

(02) 4063 6666

Environment protection licence conditions


131 555

Impacts to the environment and human health


131 555

Effects of mining on health

NSW Health

(02) 9391 9000

Mine subsidence

Subsidence Advisory NSW

(02) 4908 4300

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