Industry regulation fact sheet - Coal mining

Fact sheet
Guidance on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s administration of licences and works approvals for coal mining premises.
Last updated: 23 May 2023

Any premises where an activity listed in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 is carried out at, or above, the specified production or design capacity are prescribed premises and regulated by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Prescribed premises require a works approval for construction and either a licence or registration to operate.