Reporting changes for resource authorities
New reporting requirements for minerals and coal, and petroleum and gas authority holders came into effect on 1 October 2020. From this date there are changes to confidentiality periods for minerals and coal exploration and tenure reports.
To support these changes, we have released new industry reporting practice directions and data submission templates.
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Reporting practice directions and templates
New practice directions and data submission templates will improve the quality, usability and value of geoscience data submitted by resource authority holders.
The data submission templates ensure data is reported in a consistent and structured way, aligning with resources industry standards.
Download practice directions and templates
Minerals and coal reporting
Use for annual and final reports, partial relinquishment and partial surrender reports, and expenditure statements
- Minerals and coal reporting practice direction (PDF, 361.8KB)
- Minerals data submission template (XLSX, 954.7KB)
- Coal data submission template (XLSX, 1.3MB)
Petroleum and gas reporting
Use for well and bore, survey, petroleum and hydraulic fracturing activities
- Petroleum and gas reporting practice direction (PDF, 2.3MB)
- Petroleum and gas data submission template (XLSM, 777.4KB)
Reporting grace period
There will be a transitional period to the new reporting system between 1 October 2020 and 30 June 2021. Geoscience and tenure reports must be submitted in the GSQ lodgement portal no later than 30 June 2021 using the new templates and following the practice directions.
This transitional period does not apply to petroleum drilling and hydraulic fracturing (PGGD) notices, as these are required for landholder notifications.
Lodging reports through the GSQ Lodgement Portal
The new GSQ Lodgement Portal provides a streamlined way to lodge reports and data, in most cases using the new data submission templates. The new portal replaces the QDEX Reports system.
If a report is being lodged for multiple permits, it is a requirement that all permit numbers associated with the report are recorded in the lodgement screen.
Confidentiality period changes for minerals and coal
The confidentiality period for minerals and coal exploration and tenure reports has changed to 5 years. Most reports and data older than 5 years will be eligible for public release on the GSQ Open Data Portal progressively during early 2021 following rigorous quality assurance, unless authority holders have nominated to resubmit report data.
Option to resubmit report data
Authority holders were provided the option of resubmitting minerals and coal exploration report data lodged prior to 1 October 2020 to remove commercially sensitive data.
Authority holders who nominated have until 30 November 2021 to resubmit the report data in the new formats.
Search for previously submitted reports in the minerals and coal report history summary (XLSX).
These reporting changes are part of the Geoscience Data Modernisation Project.
- If you need help or would like to provide feedback, please email the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) at email@example.com.
Last updated 14 April 2021