The Mining Act 1971 and associated Mining Regulations 2020 provide the regulatory framework for South Australia's minerals sector. Legislation, policies, templates and guidelines will help you understand your responsibilities and stay compliant when exploring, mining and quarrying.

Tile: Legislation


The legislation that provides the framework for regulating the mineral exploration and mining sectors in South Australia

Tile: Terms of reference

Terms of reference and instructions

Required information for applications and reports

Tile: Forms and templates

Forms and templates

Forms to be completed prior to exploration and mining activities

Tile: Policies


Statements relating to the administration and regulation of mineral exploration and mining activities

Tile: Guidelines


Detailed information to support exploration and mining companies in meeting requirements under the Mining Act

Tile: Information sheets

Information sheets

Information relevant to industry and community members

Related information

Mining compliance