Minerals and metals

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

The NSW Government strongly supports the state’s minerals industry and the responsible development of its mineral resources. Our goal is to make NSW the number one state for new exploration and mining investment in Australia.

View the detailed maps of the state's resources and the spread of deposits in Minview.

The NSW Minerals Strategy released in 2018 outlines the NSW Government’s commitment to unlocking the state’s metals potential. Through better data, improved communication, supporting a skilled workforce and efficient regulation and services, the government will attract investment in metals mining in this state.

The NSW Minerals Strategy signals that NSW is very much open for business when it comes to the sustainable development of the state’s mineral resources.

Download the NSW Minerals Strategy (1.75MB PDF)