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NSW Mineral Resources

Minerals and metals

The NSW resources sector is vibrant, with world-class deposits, a highly skilled workforce and a well-earned reputation for safe, responsible and innovative mining practices.

Critical minerals

The NSW Government has released the Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Strategy. 

Coal exploration and mining

The NSW Government is taking a responsible, balanced approach to the effects of the global transition to a low carbon future on the coal mining sector.


Read the Future of Gas Statement


Opal mining for miners and explorers



Royalties are generated from mineral, coal, and petroleum extraction, sale, and disposal in NSW.