Podcasts

Welcome to On the Ground – a podcast brought to you by the Department of Resources that unearths the rich stories of our people and showcases how the work we do drives sustainable prosperity for Queensland.

You can stream episodes below or access the podcast remotely through your favourite podcast platform. Simply search for 'On the Ground – Resources' on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, or Whooshkaa and subscribe today.

Each episode is also available to download and runs for about 15-20 minutes.

Episodes

Abandoned mines: ghost towns or opportunities?

A dark tunnel on the side of a hill, with bats hanging from every surface. This is the image of an abandoned mine that we've come to expect from the movies. But the truth about abandoned mines is much more complex.

From gold rushes to ghost towns, the legacy of an abandoned mine can have lasting impacts on the environment, communities and the social license of the resources industry at large.

The department’s role is to undertake works to make abandoned mines safe, secure, durable, and productive. This work is prioritised based on the risk to community health and safety, the environment and property. And at the same time, repurpose, and where we can, recommercialise abandoned mines to unearth previously undiscovered treasures.

So how does this all happen? In the latest On the Ground podcast episode, we’re talking to the experts Tania Hall, Amanda Stones, Annaliese Mitchell, Kobie Johnson and Mitchell Thompson.

Read more about the episode and access the transcript.

Understanding land rights and how this can play an important role towards reconciliation

Six states and 2 territories—this is Australia as we know it today, but before Colonisation, there were over 500 different clan groups or 'nations' around the continent, many with distinctive cultures, beliefs and languages.

The colonisation of Australia had a devastating impact on indigenous people who have lived on this land for over 60,000 years.

It was the momentous Mabo case that finally legally acknowledged the history of Indigenous dispossession in Australia. It abolished the legal fiction of terra nullius (a Latin term meaning 'land belonging to no one') and altered the foundation of Australian land law.

Australia’s Federal Parliament passed the Native Title Act 1993, which established a legal framework for native title claims throughout Australia by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In this episode, we’re going to learn from Kylie Eddie, Robin Tilley, Deanna Holder and Gerry Mcdonald about some aspects of work conducted by the department, including land rights, and how this can play an important role towards reconciliation.

Read more about the episode and access the transcript.

New economy minerals

In this episode, we showcase several leaders in the field from our Georesources team.
We chat to our Chief Government Geologist, Tony Knight who leads us in with the new economy minerals story, which started with the coalescence of the fourth industrial revolution and the drive towards renewable energy!

We also talk with geophysicists Janelle Simpson and Matthew Greenwood about the work that is being done in the field to assist the search for new economy minerals, and Director of Minerals Geoscience, Helen Degeling also gives us a glimpse as to where the future is heading, from data to new exploration methods that embrace a more circular economy.

Read more about the episode and access the transcript.

Where's the beef? A grazier's guide to moving herds to greener pastures

Dating back 150 years and spanning 72,000kms of our state, our stock route network is a series of roadways and reserves used to move domestic livestock. It may look as simple as moving herds to greener pastures or transporting sheep or cattle, however, the efficient management of this network is equal parts important and complex.

Jim Mollison, Mirranie (Mim) Barker, and Jason Reberger share what it's like to manage stock routes and the role we play at Resources to manage livestock in regional communities.

Read more about the episode and access the transcript.

Privacy and disclosure statement

The department uses a third-party hosting platform called Whooshkaa for our podcasts. Please note that the department does not control how any third-party app or website will use the information that passes through their sites including in relation to any transfers of information outside Australia. You are advised to read the privacy statements of any third-party platform, app or website you choose prior to access. To understand how Whooshkaa deals with your personal information you should read their privacy policy. To read how the department deals with your information online, read our privacy statement.

Each podcast episode is produced for educational purposes only. The views, information or opinions expressed during the podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the things in government.

Last reviewed 26 June 2022

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Visit our website for information about this year's 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.

Our enquiries contact centre is open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays).

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

For enquiries and appointments:

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au 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:

Email: SLAMlodgement@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4447 9174

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au 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)
Email: IndigenousLand@resources.qld.gov.au

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

Postal address
PO Box 937
Cairns QLD 4870

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au 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.

Email: nativetitleservices@dnrme.qld.gov.au
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 www.business.qld.gov.au to access standards, forms, calibration baselines and other surveying information.

General survey enquiries

For general enquiries about surveying, email Surveying@resources.qld.gov.au.

For enquiries about permanent survey marks, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For Titles enquiries, email info@titlesqld.com.au.

Submission of survey plans and records

To submit GNSS data, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For surveyors to request surveying advice, email SurveyAdvice@resources.qld.gov.au.

To submit Form 6 or PSM maintenance forms not associated with a plan submission, email CadastralAdminDataHelp@resources.qld.gov.au.

To deposit or submit copies of survey plans, email SurveyPlans@resources.qld.gov.au.

Legislation and policy

For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

Surveying Services
Land and Surveying Services
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002
Email Director of Surveys

Titles Registry Lodgement and Search Services are ceasing at some business centres

After 30 June 2022 Titles Registry lodgement and search services will no longer be provided at the following business centres:

  • Beenleigh
  • Caboolture
  • Gympie
  • Mackay
  • Maryborough
  • Rockhampton
  • Roma
  • Toowoomba

Visit Titles Queensland for alternative search and lodgement options.

Do a search online

Buy current property title searches and survey plans online.

Enquiries

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

Lodgements

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
BRISBANE  QLD  4001

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

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to access our geoscience resources and publications.

Chief Government Geologist

Email: gsq@resources.qld.gov.au

Geological information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Courier deliveries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street
BRISBANE  QLD  4000

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Resources
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST  QLD  4002

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal

Email: GSQOpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

GeoResGlobe

Email: GSQOpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

Geophysical information

Email: geophysics@resources.qld.gov.au

Geochemical information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

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.

Email: GSQResourcePlanning@resources.qld.gov.au

Exploration Data Centre

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street
ZILLMERE  QLD  4034

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

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Mount Isa)

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

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825
PO Box 334
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825

Visit qld.gov.au 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
Email: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au 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
Email: MineralHub@resources.qld.gov.au

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
Email: CoalHub@resources.qld.gov.au

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
Email: PetroleumHub@resources.qld.gov.au

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

Fossicking

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: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

For general enquiries, please contact the Resource community infoline on 13 71 07 or email resources.info@resources.qld.gov.au.

Make a complaint about a mineral and energy resources activity

Visit us at Mapping, data and imagery services (Business Queensland) to access spatial information.

Spatial data and mapping general enquiries

Contact us by completing one of our online request forms.

Other enquiries email: opendata@resources.qld.gov.au.

Queensland Globe and GeoResGlobe

Contact us by completing our online request forms.

Phone: +61 7 33304101

Imagery

For information about using Imagery and Elevation web services, links to access and support forms, and service updates visit our Knowledge Base.

For information about acquisition coordination or data access to the Spatial Imagery Services Program email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au.

To request certified aerial photograph copies for court proceedings email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au.

To purchase high resolution aerial images email SIProductDelivery@resources.qld.gov.au.

General enquiries email opendata@resources.qld.gov.au.

Queensland Spatial information Council (QSIC)

Email qsic@resoures.qld.gov.au

Queensland place names

Search for current place names or find out more information about place naming.

Email QldPlaceNames@resources.qld.gov.au

Administrative boundaries

View information about local government areas and other administrative boundaries.

Email OpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

Contact us by completing our online request form.

Exhibition opening hours:

9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays and Queensland Government closures)

Research advice is by appointment only.

Ground Floor
317 Edward Street (between Turbot Street and Wickham Terrace)
Brisbane QLD 4000

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

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

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