Mining matters: the process    


These pages describe civil mining matters that are dealt with by the Land and Environment Court. Civil proceedings arising under the Mining Act 1992 or the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 (see s 21C of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979) are allocated to Class 8 of the Court’s jurisdiction.
Criminal proceedings for offences against the Mining Act 1992 and Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 are heard and disposed of in Class 5 of the Court’s jurisdiction. 

These pages outline:

  • proceedings in this class
  • who can initiate proceedings
  • when proceedings have to be initiated
  • how to initiate proceedings
  • what to expect during the proceedings.

How to use these pages

Use the links in the boxes on the left side of your screen to follow the steps in the appeals process.