More information

The Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner publishes documents to raise awareness of mine rehabilitation matters and support the Queensland community to build a better understanding of how we can achieve positive social, environmental and economic outcomes around mine rehabilitation.

As a newly created agency we are currently working towards producing and publishing mine rehabilitation related documents that will be added to the list below as they become available. Join the Queensland mine rehabilitation community to be kept informed as we publish new material.

Useful links

The links below provide further information in relation to mined land rehabilitation and other related research topics. The documents are from a range of sources, including Queensland, Australian and International Governments, Centres of Excellence, Environment and Community groups and Industry groups.

It is important to note that the views expressed by these links do not represent the views, opinions, policy or advice of the Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner and are included purely for information purposes only.


    Queensland government sites

    Queensland Government Acts

    Queensland rehabilitation reform

    Other guidelines


    Other Australian state governments


    New South Wales

    South Australia

    Western Australia

    Northern Territory

    International governments


    US government

    US Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

    Centres and universities

    Centres of excellence

    Murdoch University

    African Research Group information on mine closure and abandonment

    University of Western Australia

    Mining Innovation Network—The networks offers short course on the Rehabilitation of Mined Landscapes.

    Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI)

    Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI)
    An independent institute and joint venture partnership with several universities and research centres Including UWA, Curtin Uni, Murdoch Uni, CSIRO and WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
    Mine rehabilitation closure