Compliance and penalties

As the holder of a mineral title you can be prosecuted if you breach the conditions of your title, or the provisions of the Mineral Titles Act 2010 or Mineral Titles Regulations.

Types of offences include:

  • engaging in conduct resulting in a breach of title conditions
  • conducting exploration or mining without a title or outside title boundaries
  • entering into an unlawful agreement about compensation
  • intentionally giving misleading information or documents to an official
  • obstructing an official doing their job.

Fines, and for more serious breaches, terms of imprisonment may apply.

For more information refer to Part 9 of the Mineral Titles Act 2010 and to the Mineral Titles Regulations 2011.

Last updated: 10 October 2017

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