The Mining Act outlines the two stage approval process for a mining operation in South Australia:

  • stage one is holding a mining lease,
  • stage two is having operational approval through an approved program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR).

A mining lease must be obtained before production or sale of minerals can commence and will be followed by an approved program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR). Only after these two approvals have been obtained can a mining operation commence.

How to apply

Types of mining tenure

Mining proposals

Related information

Programs for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR)

Mining returns and royalty payments

Financial assurance

Native title

Mineral commodities