Royalties

royalties

Royalty rates

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

Royalties from mineral and petroleum resources are a key revenue source for the NSW Government. In 2019-2020, the NSW Government raised $1.7 billion dollars from royalties, with coal providing $1.5 billion dollars, minerals $162 million dollars and petroleum $1 million dollars. Royalties paid to the State are used to grow the NSW Generations Fund which will help lower the debt burden for future generations and enable the State to respond rapidly to future disasters.

The NSW Government has also set aside a portion of coal mining as part of the Royalties for Rejuvenation fund to ensure the sustainable future of coal mining communities.

Below is the latest Mining Industry Infographic Snapshot. This shows a series of key facts and numbers relating to resources in NSW, including royalties and various metrics associated with the mining industry.

Mineral Royalty rate
Agate 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Agricultural lime 35 cents per tonne
Antimony 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Apatite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Arsenic 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Asbestos 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Barite 70 cents per tonne
Bauxite 35 cents per tonne
Bentonite (including Fuller's Earth) 70 cents per tonne
Beryllium minerals 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Bismuth 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Borates 70 cents per tonne
Cadmium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Caesium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Calcite 40 cents per tonne
Chalcedony 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Chert 35 cents per tonne
Chlorite 70 cents per tonne
Chromite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Clay/shale 35 cents per tonne
Coal 8.2% of value of open cut coal

7.2% of value of underground coal

6.2% of value of deep underground coal

Cobalt 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Columbium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Copper 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Corundum 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Cryolite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Diamond 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Diatomite 70 cents per tonne
Dimension stone 70 cents per tonne
Dolomite 40 cents per tonne
Emerald 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Emery 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Feldspathic materials 70 cents per tonne
Fluorite 70 cents per tonne
Galena 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Garnet 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Geothermal substances 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Germanium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Gold 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Graphite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Gypsum 35 cents per tonne
Halite (incl. solar salt) 40 cents per tonne
Ilmenite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Indium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Iron minerals 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Jade 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Kaolin 70 cents per tonne
Lead 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Leucoxene 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Limestone 40 cents per tonne
Lithium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Magnesite 70 cents per tonne
Magnesium salts 40 cents per tonne
Manganese 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Marble 70 cents per tonne
Marine aggregate 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Mercury 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Mica 70 cents per tonne
Mineral pigments 70 cents per tonne
Molybdenite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Monazite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Nephrite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Nickel 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Niobium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Oil shale 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Olivine 70 cents per tonne
Opal 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Ores of silicon 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Peat 70 cents per tonne
Perlite 70 cents per tonne
Petroleum (onshore and offshore) 10% of wellhead value (value less allowable deduction)
Phosphates 70 cents per tonne
Platinum group minerals 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Platinum 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Potassium minerals 70 cents per tonne
Potassium salts 40 cents per tonne
Pyrophyllite 70 cents per tonne
Quartz crystal 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Quartzite 70 cents per tonne
Rare earth minerals 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Reef quartz 70 cents per tonne
Rhodonite 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Rubidium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Ruby 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Rutile 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Sapphire 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Scandium and its ores 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Selenium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Serpentine 70 cents per tonne
Sillimanate-group minerals 70 cents per tonne
Silver 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Sodium salts 40 cents per tonne
Staurolite 70 cents per tonne
Strontium minerals 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Structural clay 35 cents per tonne
Sulphur 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Talc 70 cents per tonne
Tantalum 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Thorium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Tin 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Topaz 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Tourmaline 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Tungsten and its ores 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Turquoise 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Vanadium 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Vermiculite 70 cents per tonne
Wollastonite 70 cents per tonne
Zeolites 70 cents per tonne
Zinc 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Zircon 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)
Zirconia 4% ex-mine value (value less allowable deductions)