Following recent changes to departmental responsibilities, the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy is now the Department of Resources. Responsibility for water and energy has been transferred to new departments. Our website will be updated to reflect this change.

Graduate program

We offer a range of career entry programs to enable you to build on your tertiary education and gain real life experience in your chosen career.

Intake varies from year to year, depending on our needs, with current opportunities listed on the Graduate Portal. Opportunities are available at locations across Queensland.

We can also offer work experience in a variety of fields and office locations. If you are interested please email

View current opportunities

Policy Futures Graduate Program

The Policy Futures Program provides successful candidates with the opportunity to work across a range of diverse and complex policy environments over 2 years. It includes two 6-month rotations in government departments and one 12-month placement.

Greater Graduate Program

The Greater Graduate Program is a structured leadership development program that offers challenging and rewarding opportunities with real responsibility and accountability. Our learning and development program includes a mix of on-the-job experience and formal training workshops. The program has been developed to complement and expand on what you are learning in your daily work and assist you in your transition from study to full-time employment.

In addition to the formal learning and development, you will receive coaching and mentoring from a robust support network of leaders and graduate alumni from across the business.

We recruit graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, including:

  • analytics
  • business and economics
  • environmental science, science or applied science (conservation, ecology, biology, chemical, forensic, physical, geological or hydrological)
  • law
  • management and engineering
  • natural resource planning
  • public policy

How to apply

Find out about current opportunities and apply online through the Graduate Portal.

Meet our 2020 graduates

Office of the Director-General

Georgia Quetcher

Georgia Quetcher

Role: Graduate Project Officer, Office of the Director-General
Education: Bachelor of Political, Economic & Social Science, University of Sydney

I am looking forward to the opportunities this program will provide in developing transferable skills and knowledge that will allow me to excel as a team member in the public service. I am also looking forward to seeing the impact of this department and where a career with DNRME could take me. My goal is to hold a position that will allow me to work on issues that directly impact society by managing my own team and influencing the policies that will shape and improve the wellbeing of the community and help create a sustainable future.

Resources Safety & Health

Phoebe McKenzie

Phoebe McKenzie

Role: Graduate Data Analyst
Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Public Policy), Griffith University

I hope to successfully bridge the gap between full-time study and professional work by engaging with the graduate development program whilst growing my on-the-job skill set. Becoming a 2020 Greater Graduate will hopefully be the beginning of a rewarding career in data and policy analysis. I look forward to increased opportunities for myself working within the space that bridges data analysis and policy development, with a long term career goal of contributing to successfully implemented data-driven policy.

Natural Resources

Kim Rose

Kim Rose

Role: Graduate Surveyor, Surveying Services, South Region
Education: Bachelor of Surveying, Curtin University, Perth

By participating in the Graduate program, I hope to develop my skills in the areas of leadership, project management and communication, whilst gaining a solid understanding on all of the learning topics covered whilst on the program. I would like to develop strong relationships with fellow graduates, and understand the different types of work within DNRME and across other government departments. My career aspirations are to become a registered Cadastral Surveyor, which I believe the Graduate program will assist me in achieving. My longer term goal is to work towards becoming a manager within DNRME, being able to positively impact staff and deliver excellence and efficiency for government and the people of Queensland.


Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Role: Graduate Assistant Valuer, State Valuation Service
Education: Bachelor of Property Economics, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Bachelor of Business (Real Estate, Property Development & Marketing, Griffith University.

I am looking forward to working collaboratively with industry experts, whilst receiving the opportunity to build on my previous property industry experience. By harnessing the ever-evolving technologies within the property industry, I hope to assist the public throughout their daily lives and to make a positive impact to the people I encounter. I am looking forward to becoming a registered valuer within the first quarter of 2020. Additionally, I would like to expand my knowledge and skill set by continuing my development in project management and fully harness the vast roles found within DNRME.

Violet Meltham

Violet Meltham

Role: Graduate Assistant Valuer, State Valuation Service
Education: Bachelor of Property Economics (Property Valuation & Human Resource Management), Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

My aim of participating in the graduate program is to learn about the wide range of teams and divisions of the department. I would like to develop the knowledge and skills that will help my career progression in the public sector and gain understanding of the career pathways that may be available to me. My career aspirations are to become a registered valuer. I would like to develop my professional valuation skills and gain experience in valuing a variety of property types, and exposure to different valuation projects. I hope to be a valuable team member and contribute to the State Valuation Service in meaningful way.

Natasha Stanley

Natasha Stanley

Role: Graduate Spatial Information Officer, Land & Spatial Information Unit
Education: Bachelor of Science (Geographical Sciences), University of Queensland (UQ)

I am excited by the opportunities the graduate program offers in terms of networking and professional development. I am hoping to improve my understanding of the roles and responsibilities within DNRME, as well as continuing to develop my leadership skills. I aspire to be part of a workplace where I can continue to develop my skills in spatial science and provide valuable improvements that keep pace with today’s technology.

Alex Harlow

Alex Harlow

Role: Graduate Spatial Information Officer, Land and Spatial Information Unit
Education: Bachelor of Environmental Science (Geospatial Analysis and Environmental Geography), University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

I am excited to start my career as a spatial information officer within the Queensland Government. I hope to gain practical experience in the field of geospatial analysis and build on my knowledge of utilising various GIS software packages. I look forward to networking with fellow graduates and department colleagues, developing my team working skills and contributing to the Land and Spatial Information Division. I aim to further my education and add to my qualifications by enrolling in post graduate programs.

Giselle Pickering

Giselle Pickering

Role: Graduate Spatial Information Officer (Imagery), Land and Spatial Information Unit
Education: Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Geographical Science), University of Queensland (UQ)

By participating in this graduate program, I hope to be able to further develop my professional and technical skills, particularly around the technologies and systems used to procure and manage complex spatial data. During my studies, I learned how important spatial data is to a whole variety of users and I’m excited to become part of a team that creates such valuable tools, resources and repositories. My career aspirations are to continue working in the geospatial or environmental science sector in the future and would feel fulfilled knowing that my work is contributing towards responsible management of our natural resources and environment.


Justin Hemmings

Justin Hemmings

Role: Graduate Tenures Officer, Petroleum and Gas
Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Sustainable Economic & Policy Management) & Science (Environment and Sustainability), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

In the coming years I would like to experience variety at work so that I might select an area of focus to be passionate about and develop expertise in, always improving throughout my career.

Oliver Hawes

Oliver Hawes

Role: Graduate Engineer, Technical Services
Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering), The University of Queensland

Whilst participating the graduate program I hope to continue to develop my technical and business skills as well as my understanding of the State’s role in the management and regulation of key assets in the water and resource industries. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to network with other graduates and executives over various divisions and departments, to form lasting relationships into the future. In addition, I wish to contribute to the State’s efforts to create a safer and more sustainable future for the water and resource industries. I aim to work on diverse projects throughout my career to gain valuable experience and skills on my way to becoming a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and beyond.

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You can also contact us on:

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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Cairns QLD 4870

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PO Box 937
Cairns QLD 4870

For general enquiries, please contact the Resource community infoline on 13 71 07 or email

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Visit for more information on fossicking in Queensland and to purchase fossicking licences and permits, or contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact:

MyMinesOnline helpdesk
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133

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Geological information and sales enquiries

Email: Geological information hotline

Courier deliveries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
PO Box 15216

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal



Email: GeoResGlobe enquiries

Geophysical information

Email: Geophysics enquiries

Geochemical information

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Geochemistry support

Specific geoscience enquiries

Chief Government Geologist

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Chief Government Geologist

Coal Geoscience

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Geoscience Manager - Coal

Exploration Attraction

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Director - Exploration Attraction

Mineral Geoscience

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Geoscience Manager - Minerals

Petroleum and Gas Geoscience

Email: Geological information hotline
Attention: Geoscience Manager - Petroleum and Gas

Resource Planning

Email: Resource Planning enquiries
Attention: Manager - Resource Planning

For queries about Key Resource Areas in the State Planning Policy July 2014 and requests for extractive industry information such as production data, quarry locations and contact details.

Email: Resource planning information

Exploration Data Centre

Email: Exploration Data Centre (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street

The John Campbell Miles Drill Core Storage Facility (Mount Isa)

Email: Exploration Data Centre (Mount Isa)
Attention: Manager - Exploration Data Centre

Phone: +61 7 4743 0078
Mobile: +61 459 822 434
Fax: +61 7 4743 0156

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
PO Box 334

Visit us at for more information about applying for a resource authority. You can also lodge and track the progress of most applications online through MyMinesOnline.

For general enquiries contact the relevant assessment hub.

Mineral Assessment Hub

The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Mining claims and mining leases for opal, gemstones, corundum or other precious stones are now administered by the Mineral Assessment Hub.

Level 9, 445 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810

PO Box 1752, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4447 9230

Coal Assessment Hub

The Coal Assessment Hub and administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road
Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679, Red Hill QLD 4701
Phone: (07) 4936 0169 Fax: (07) 4936 0375

Petroleum Assessment Hub

The Petroleum Assessment Hub administers all petroleum, gas and geothermal authorities.

1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15216 City East QLD 4002
Phone: 07 3199 8118

District offices

Quilpie District Office

Court House
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie QLD 4480

PO Box 29, Quilpie QLD 4480
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Dalby District Office

30 Nicholson Street
Dalby QLD 4405

PO Box 589, Dalby QLD 4405
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Emerald District Office

99 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

PO Box 245, Emerald QLD 4720
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Winton District Office

Court House
Vindex Street
Winton QLD 4735

PO Box 230, Winton QLD 4735
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Mount Isa District Office

13 Isa Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

PO Box 334, Mount Isa QLD 4825
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Charters Towers District Office

Tropical Weeds Research Centre
27-43 Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers QLD 4820

PO Box 62, Charters Towers QLD 4820
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Mareeba District Office

28 Peters Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 156, Mareeba QLD 4880
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries

Georgetown District Office

Court House
High Street
Georgetown QLD 4871

PO Box 28, Georgetown QLD 4871
Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries


For enquiries on Fossicking in Queensland, please contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact the MyMinesOnline helpdesk on Phone: +61 7 3199 8133 or Email:

Visit us at to find out about native title obligations for mining and resources.

Native Title Services

The Queensland Government's Native Title Services is the first point of contact to advise you on land that may be subject to native title and inquiries about the native title process for mining and petroleum authorities.

Phone: (07) 4936 0138
PO Box 15216
Brisbane QLD 4002

National Native Title Tribunal

The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) is an independent body set up under the Native Title Act. The NNTT is not a court and doesn't decide whether native title exists. It makes decisions regarding whether 'future acts' can proceed and mediates negotiations.

For more information, see the NNTT website.

Visit us at to access forms, application guides and information about lodging your application and payment options.

Contact your nearest business centre, below, to arrange of pre-lodgement meeting.

For lodgement enquiries, please contact:

Phone: (07) 4447 9179

Visit us at to access standards, forms, calibration baselines and other surveying information.

Submission of survey plans and records

To submit Form 6 or PSM maintenance forms not associated with a plan submission, email

For GNSS enquiries, email

To deposit or submit copies of survey plans, survey records or to request surveying advice, please email the relevant surveying group below.

Surveying groupEmail
Beenleigh, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Ipswich, Maryborough, Nambour, Robina, Toowoomba
Mackay, Rockhampton
Cairns, Townsville

Legislation and policy

For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

Survey Integration
Land and Spatial Information
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane QLD 4001
Email Director of Surveys

General survey enquiries

Do a titles search online

Buy current property titles searches and survey plans online.


Please note that the Titles Registry does not provide legal or conveyancing advice. You should contact a legal professional for personalised advice.


You can lodge your documents at the business centres where Titles Registry lodgement hours are indicated below. Please make sure you arrive at regional business centres early enough to finalise your lodgements before closing time.

You can also lodge documents by posting the document along with payment to:

Brisbane Titles Registry Office
GPO Box 1401

See the Payments and lodgement page for more detailed information.

Visit our website for information about this year's statutory land valuations and the Valuer-General's property market movement report.

For other valuation enquiries, phone us during business hours on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) (in Australia) or +61 7 3022 0001 (from overseas), or contact your local business centre.

Visit us at for information about vegetation maps, codes, development approvals and how to obtain vegetation clearing approvals.

For enquiries and appointments:

Visit us at to access forms, application guides, maps and data.

Applications and payments

To arrange a pre-lodgement meeting, please contact your closest business centre (see below).

You can lodge all your water-related applications by email to Find out more about lodging your water application.

Other enquiries

Emergency For life-threatening emergencies or critical situations phone 000.
For emergency help with storm damage or floods, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) or phone 13 25 00.
Dam safety Call 000 if there is imminent threat to life. If you have concerns over the safety of a water dam, email
Water restrictions For information on current SEQ water restrictions contact your local council
Water monitoring data requests Email
Supply and billing enquiries, leaks Contact your water retailers - contact details are on your water bill
Complaints and disputes For unresolved complaints about your water supplier, contact the Energy and Water Ombudsman
Water investor hotline

For information on access to water resources to expand your business, contact the water investor hotline

Visit the initiatives page for more information about energy initiatives and programs.

Department contacts

For energy and biofuels enquiries, contact 13 43 87 during business hours.

Emergency contacts

  • For life-threatening emergencies or critical situations phone 000.
  • For help with storm damage or floods, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) or phone 132 500.


For emergencies or loss of electricity supply, contact your energy distributor:

Gas leaks

In case of a suspected gas leak (i.e. reticulated or piped gas, not gas cylinders) contact the gas distribution network for your area:

  • Australian Gas Networks phone 1800 427 532 – Brisbane CBD and northern suburbs, Ipswich, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.
  • Allgas Energy phone 1300 763 106 – Southern Brisbane suburbs, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Oakey.
  • Customers in Roma and Dalby contact your local governments:
    • Maranoa Regional Council phone 1300 007 662
    • Western Downs Regional Council phone 1300 268 624.

Supply and billing


For electricity supply and billing enquiries, contact your energy retailer (find their contact details on your energy bill).


For gas supply and billing enquiries, contact your gas retailer (find their contact details on your gas bill).

Complaints and disputes

For unresolved complaints about your electricity or gas supplier contact the Energy and Water Ombudsman.

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

Ask the NRS to connect you to 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Interpreter assistance

Contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450

Business centre locations

Direct phone: 



Service hours

  • Titles Registry searches
  • Titles Registry lodgements
    This office does not accept Titles Registry lodgements.


Local government areas: