The mining regulations are a vast subject that covers various aspects of mining practices and the law.
The instruments involved with the mining industry are regulated under the Mining and Quarrying Act 1992 (the Mining and Quarrying Act). The instruments that fall within this category include mines permits, mine orders, authorizations, licensees, consent orders, mining agreements, and license conditions and notices. The other instruments involved in mining involve the laws that govern land use.
The primary responsibility of these regulations lies with the State who are responsible for regulating the mining activities. The legislation must fall within the area of a competent regulator. The State has a statutory duty to ensure that all the necessary safeguards are in place concerning the regulation of mining practices and the law relating to mines and quarrying. All companies who work on mining operations have to comply with these regulations.