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Mining Acts Review

The Statutes Amendment (Leading Practice in Mining) Bill 2017 was passed by the South Australian Parliament on 17 October 2019.

This follows the major review of South Australia's mining laws which commenced in 2016. Community and industry feedback was sought through engagement with more than 1800 stakeholders through emails, information sessions and face-to-face meetings. More than 130 public submissions were received.

The Department for Energy and Mining will keep stakeholders informed of developments and delivery of the improvements included in the Bill.

The passage of the Bill was announced by Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining.

Mining Act Amendments 2018

At the opening of Parliament on 3 May 2018, the Governor indicated the Government would re-introduce similar legislation.

The Government committed to review the proposed amendments and stakeholder feedback received during the 2017 consultation process. On 2 August 2018 the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018 was introduced into Parliament.

These amendments will deliver on the Government’s commitment to undertake necessary reforms to the Mining Acts to responsibly unlock the value and opportunities of our mineral resources.

This Bill will be the first phase of a broader suite of legislative, regulation and policy review that will help this Government to deliver its agenda of increasing exports and employment, particularly in regional areas, and improving regulatory efficiency for business.

A regular renewal process of review and amendment will be established to ensure that South Australia remains at the forefront of international trends and practices in mining regulation.

Mining Act review_Statutes Bill for downloadWe will consult on the regulations at the earliest opportunity.

A copy of the Bill is available on the South Australian Legislation website

Download a copy of the Guide to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018 (PDF)

As further guidance material is developed it will also be released on this website.

To access related materials please click on the links below:

For further information:

  • Email DEM.MiningActReview@sa.gov.au
  • Phone: Customer Services on 8463 3000