The Chief Government Geologists, through the Government Geoscience Information Committee, have developed a national requirements standard for resources exploration reporting.
- Australian requirements for the submission of digital exploration data (v4.4) - Jan 2017 [PDF 880KB].
Mineral exploration reporting template software
Software to facilitate the creation of geochemical, drilling and other point located data in the required data templates has been developed to assist industry clients comply with the reporting guidelines.
- Mineral Reporting Template (MRT) software v1.4.2 - October 2012 [ZIP 6.8MB]
- Data templates and examples - October 2012 [ZIP 365KB]
Commonwealth reporting guidelines
Offshore minerals reporting regulations can be found on the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science webpage: Offshore mineral legislation and Offshore Minerals (Data Lodgement and Reporting) Regulations 1996 [PDF 31KB].
Further information on offshore petroleum reporting guidelines can be found on the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Authority (NOPTA) website.
State and territory reporting guidelines
Each jurisdiction has its own set of guidelines tailored to its legislation. These state and territory guidelines are based on the national guidelines.New South Wales