About mineral and energy resources in the NT

Laws and regulations

A complete list of legislation and regulations covering the exploration, mining and extractive activities in the Northern Territory (NT) is listed below.

Minerals legislation and regulations

Mineral Titles Act

Mineral Titles Regulations

Mining Management Act

Mining Management Regulations

Minerals: other legislation

McArthur River Project Agreement Ratification Act

Merlin Project Agreement Ratification Act

Minerals (Acquisition) Act

Mining (Gove Peninsula Nabalco Agreement) Act

Energy legislation and regulations

Petroleum: onshore and inland waters

Petroleum Act

Petroleum Regulations

Petroleum (Environment) Regulations

Guide to Petroleum Environment Regulations (1.8 mb)

Schedule of Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Production Requirements 2016 (330.7 kb)

Petroleum: specific to Mereenie and Palm Valley

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Act (236.6 kb)

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Amendment Act (No. 1) 1981 (77.1 kb)

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Amendment Act (No. 2) 1981 (32.9 kb)

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Amendment Act (No. 3) 1981 (22.0 kb)

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Regulations 1981

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Regulations 1983

Petroleum (Prospecting and Mining) Regulations 2001

Petroleum: NT coastal waters

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations

Pipelines: onshore and inland waters

Energy Pipelines Act

Energy Pipelines Regulations

Environmental Offences and Penalties Act

Environmental Offences and Penalties Regulations

National Gas (Northern Territory) Act

National Gas (Northern Territory) Regulations * The National Gas (South Australia) Regulations apply as regulations in force for the purposes of the National Gas (Northern Territory) Act (per section 8 of the Act).

Pipelines: NT coastal waters

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations

Geothermal legislation

Geothermal Energy Act 2009

Geothermal Energy Regulations

Other legislation relevant to mining, petroleum and geothermal activities

Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act, 1976

Atomic Energy Act 1953

Dangerous Goods Act

Dangerous Goods Regulations

Environmental Assessment Act

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Heritage Act

Heritage Regulations

Marine Pollution Act

Marine Pollution Regulations

Mineral Royalty Act

Native Title Act 1993

Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act, 1978

Radioactive Ores and Concentrates (Packaging and Transport) Act

Radioactive Ores and Concentrates (Packaging and Transport) Regulations

Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973

Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act

Transport of Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act

Transport of Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations

Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Act 2009

Waste Management and Pollution Control Act

Waste Management and Pollution Control (Administration) Regulations

Water Act

Water Regulations

Weeds Management Act

Weeds Management Regulations

Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011

Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations

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Last updated: 13 October 2017