Working for the Department of Resources

A career with the Department of Resources will give you the chance to work and learn in a diverse environment.

We help the community and the government make the best use of our land and mineral resources.

Our people drive our innovation. With our people located across Queensland, we use our local and broad knowledge to connect with each other, our customers and our communities.

We offer:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • professional development opportunities
  • safety and wellbeing as a priority
  • competitive remuneration package.

We use our diverse talents, expertise and experience to respond to the changing global landscape: developing new ideas, approaches and partnerships. We actively encourage diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Note: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Futures team can provide information and support in applying for roles with us. Please call 3199 7395 for assistance.

About us

We have a diverse and inclusive workplace where individual differences are respected. With our people located across the state, we use our local and broad knowledge to connect with each other, our customers and our communities.

What we offer

Attractive salary arrangements

We offer competitive salaries and salary sacrificing including superannuation contributions, as well as generous superannuation - you contribute 2-5% of your salary, which we match with an employer contribution of up to 12.75%.

We also have incentives for people willing to work in remote and regional locations, which may include help with relocation expenses.

Family friendly and work-life balance

As a best practice employer, we offer a variety of flexible employment arrangements that help employees manage family and lifestyle commitments while taking into account business needs.

Leave provisions

  • Recreation leave - a minimum 20 working days per year (pro rata for part-time), plus leave loading
  • Parental leave - up to 14 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave, with the possibility of up to 2 years unpaid parental leave to be your child's primary carer. You can also work part-time until your child starts school
  • Sick leave - 10 working days sick leave (pro rata for part-time) each year on full pay that accumulates (if not taken)
  • Long service leave - 6.5 working days for each year of service (pro rata for part-time), which you can take after you’ve completed 7 years of service
  • Purchased leave - you can apply to purchase up to 6 extra weeks leave a year
  • Volunteer leave - paid special leave available when volunteering for non-profit organisations

Flexible work options

  • Flexible hours - enable you to vary work hours and pattern of attendance
  • Part-time employment - supports parents of young children and others who do not wish or cannot work full time
  • Flexible workplace locations - allows you to work part of your hours at home or other departmental offices

Rewards and recognition

We offer a reward and recognition program linked to the guiding principles in our strategic plan.

Professional development

We offer a range of learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • in-house training
  • online learning
  • professional networks
  • mentoring
  • involvement in multi-discipline projects
  • the opportunity to move into other roles.
  • performance and development agreements

Diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing

We foster a culture of high performance, accountability and responsibility, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability. We actively support the wellbeing of our staff through programs that focus on their mental, emotional, physical and financial wellbeing. Our programs include:

  • employee assistance program - a counselling service available to all employees and their immediate family to help with personal and work-related problems
  • mental health programs - for staff developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis
  • health and wellbeing programs - including an annual influenza vaccination and QUIT smoking programs
  • diversity and inclusion programs - supporting women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a disability
  • Women in leadership positions including Women on Boards
  • White Ribbon Australia accreditation, to further support our people affected by domestic and family violence

Find out more

Read about our support for diversity and our community responsibility, including White Ribbon Australia accreditation.

Last reviewed 28 November 2018

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White Ribbon Accredited Workplace

A proud White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, in recognition of the active steps taken to recognise, prevent, respond and support staff affected by domestic and family violence. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.

Visit us at to access forms, guidelines and general information on freehold title, land transfers, land trusts and leasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

You can also contact us on:

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

William McCormack Place
Level 5, 5b Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Postal address
PO Box 937
Cairns QLD 4870

For general enquiries, please contact the Resource community infoline on 13 71 07 or email

Make a complaint about a mineral and energy resources activity

Visit for more information on fossicking in Queensland and to purchase fossicking licences and permits, or contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact:

MyMinesOnline helpdesk
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133

Visit us at to access our geoscience resources and publications.

Chief Government Geologist


Geological information


Courier deliveries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Resources
PO Box 15216

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal




Geophysical information


Geochemical information


Resource Planning

Including enquiries about Key Resource Areas in the State Planning Policy July 2014 and requests for extractive industry information such as production data, quarry locations and contact details.


Exploration Data Centre

Email: (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street

The John Campbell Miles Drill Core Storage Facility (Mount Isa)

Email: (Mount Isa)

Phone: +61 7 4743 0078
Mobile: +61 459 822 434
Fax: +61 7 4743 0156

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
PO Box 334

Visit us at for more information about applying for a resource authority. You can also lodge and track the progress of most applications online through MyMinesOnline.

For general enquiries contact the relevant assessment hub.

Mineral Assessment Hub

The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Mining claims and mining leases for opal, gemstones, corundum or other precious stones are now administered by the Mineral Assessment Hub.

Level 9, 445 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810

PO Box 1752, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4447 9230

Coal Assessment Hub

The Coal Assessment Hub and administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road
Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679, Red Hill QLD 4701
Phone: (07) 4936 0169 Fax: (07) 4936 0375

Petroleum Assessment Hub

The Petroleum Assessment Hub administers all petroleum, gas and geothermal authorities.

1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15216 City East QLD 4002
Phone: 07 3199 8118

District offices

Quilpie District Office

Court House
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie QLD 4480

PO Box 29, Quilpie QLD 4480
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Dalby District Office

30 Nicholson Street
Dalby QLD 4405

PO Box 589, Dalby QLD 4405
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Emerald District Office

99 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

PO Box 245, Emerald QLD 4720
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Winton District Office

Court House
Vindex Street
Winton QLD 4735

PO Box 230, Winton QLD 4735
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Mount Isa District Office

13 Isa Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

PO Box 334, Mount Isa QLD 4825
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Charters Towers District Office

Tropical Weeds Research Centre
27-43 Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers QLD 4820

PO Box 62, Charters Towers QLD 4820
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Mareeba District Office

28 Peters Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 156, Mareeba QLD 4880
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Georgetown District Office

Court House
High Street
Georgetown QLD 4871

PO Box 28, Georgetown QLD 4871
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries


For enquiries on Fossicking in Queensland, please contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact the MyMinesOnline helpdesk on Phone: +61 7 3199 8133 or Email:

Visit us at to find out about native title obligations for mining and resources.

Native Title Services

The Queensland Government's Native Title Services is the first point of contact to advise you on land that may be subject to native title and inquiries about the native title process for mining and petroleum authorities.

Phone: (07) 4936 0138
PO Box 15216
Brisbane QLD 4002

National Native Title Tribunal

The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) is an independent body set up under the Native Title Act. The NNTT is not a court and doesn't decide whether native title exists. It makes decisions regarding whether 'future acts' can proceed and mediates negotiations.

For more information, see the NNTT website.

Visit us at to access forms, application guides and information about lodging your application and payment options.

Contact your nearest business centre, below, to arrange of pre-lodgement meeting.

For lodgement enquiries, please contact:

Phone: (07) 4447 9179

Visit us at to access standards, forms, calibration baselines and other surveying information.

General survey enquiries

For general enquiries about surveying, email

Submission of survey plans and records

For GNSS enquiries, email

For Titles enquiries, email

For surveyors to request surveying advice, email

To submit Form 6 or PSM maintenance forms not associated with a plan submission, email

To deposit or submit copies of survey plans, email

Legislation and policy

For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

Surveying Services
Land and Surveying Services
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane QLD 4001
Email Director of Surveys

Do a search online

Buy current property title searches and survey plans online.


Please note that Titles Queensland does not provide legal or conveyancing advice. You should contact a legal professional for personalised advice.


You can lodge your documents at the business centres where Titles Queensland lodgement hours are indicated below. Please make sure you arrive at regional business centres early enough to finalise your lodgements before closing time.

You can also lodge documents by posting the document along with payment to:

Brisbane Titles Queensland Office
GPO Box 1401

See the Payments and lodgement page for more detailed information (including requirements for payment by cheque).

Visit our website for information about this year's statutory land valuations and an overview of valuations in your area.

For other valuation enquiries, phone us during business hours on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) (in Australia) or +61 7 3022 0001 (from overseas), or contact your local business centre.

Visit us at for information about vegetation maps, codes, development approvals and how to obtain vegetation clearing approvals.

For enquiries and appointments:

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

Ask the NRS to connect you to 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Interpreter assistance

Contact Language Loop on 1800 512 451 and ask for an interpreter.

Business centre locations

Direct phone: 



Service hours

  • Titles Registry searches
  • Titles Registry lodgements
    This office does not accept Titles Registry lodgements.


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