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 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 and to the Mineral Titles Regulations.

Last updated: 13 October 2017