Victoria has a vibrant earth resources sector with a variety of commodities including brown coal, gold, petroleum, mineral sands and base metals, as well as emerging industries such as geothermal and geosequestration.
DPI promotes, educates and advises the petroleum industry to ensure compliance with legislation.
Prospecting typically involves the use of metal detectors, hand tools, pans or sluices in the search for gold, gemstones and other minerals.
The mining warden is an independent statutory office holder. The Act confers wide-ranging powers to assist a mining warden in performing the statutory functions.
Victorian business drives our state's growth and prosperity. Victorian Government support aims to help business and industry become more productive and globally competitive. We offer the targeted support and resources you need to develop new skills, innovate, improve your productivity, build new markets, and grow - however big or small your business.