NSW Government

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, a division of the Department of Regional NSW, is committed to ensuring New South Wales is an investment destination for safe and sustainable exploration and mining.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience works closely with the exploration and mining industry to attract investment in the State’s mining sector which has a history stretching back more than 200 years.

Today, New South Wales is home to world-class mines and deposits, with significant mineral potential – about 80 per cent of the State is still underexplored. New South Wales has rich deposits of copper, silver, gold, cobalt, rare earth elements, scandium and other critical minerals. The State is well positioned to develop these resources to meet increasing demand for current and future technologies for a renewable energy future.

The NSW Government provides a range of support to businesses looking to invest in New South Wales, including a mining concierge and investment attraction service, a wealth of pre-competitive geological data from the NSW Geological Survey and a transparent approvals and regulatory process. 

The exploration and mining industry in New South Wales is well-established with operations utilising leading technology and global expertise. Investors can have confidence that our regulatory framework affords mines in New South Wales with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standing.

For further information about Mining, Exploration and Geoscience visit our website: regional.nsw.gov.au/meg.

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