Reporting changes for resource authorities
New reporting requirements for minerals and coal, and petroleum and gas authority holders are effective from 1 October 2020. From this date there will also be changes to confidentiality periods for minerals and coal exploration and tenure reports.
To support these changes, we have released new industry reporting practice directions and data submission templates.
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Reporting practice directions and templates
New practice directions and data submission templates will improve the quality, usability and value of geoscience data submitted by resource authority holders.
The data submission templates ensure data is reported in a consistent and structured way, aligning with resources industry standards.
Download practice directions and templates
Minerals and coal reporting
Use for annual and final reports, partial relinquishment and partial surrender reports, and expenditure statements
- Minerals and coal reporting practice direction (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Minerals data submission template (XLSX, 954.7KB)
- Coal data submission template (XLSX, 1.3MB)
Petroleum and gas reporting
Use for well and bore, survey, petroleum and hydraulic fracturing activities
- Petroleum and gas reporting practice direction (PDF, 2.6MB)
- Petroleum and gas data submission template (XLSM, 745.3KB)
Reporting grace period
There will be a transitional period to the new reporting system between 1 October 2020 and 30 June 2021. Geoscience and tenure reports must be submitted in the GSQ lodgement portal no later than 30 June 2021 using the new templates and following the practice directions.
This transitional period does not apply to petroleum drilling and hydraulic fracturing (PGGD) notices, as these are required for landholder notifications.
Lodging reports through the GSQ Lodgement Portal
The new GSQ Lodgement Portal provides a streamlined way to lodge reports and data, in most cases using the new data submission templates. The new portal replaces the QDEX Reports system.
Confidentiality period changes for minerals and coal
The confidentiality period for minerals and coal exploration and tenure reports has changed to 5 years. Most reports and data older than 5 years will be eligible for public release on the GSQ Open Data Portal (from 1 January 2021, unless nominated for the optional report data resubmission process below).
Option to resubmit report data
Authority holders have the option of resubmitting minerals and coal exploration report data lodged prior to 1 October 2020 to remove commercially sensitive data.
Report data that is to be resubmitted must use the new data submission templates and follow the new minerals and coal reporting practice direction requirements.
To take up this opportunity, authority holders must provide us with a list of reports that contain data to be resubmitted by 30 November 2020 using the report list template (XLSX, 10.5KB).
Once we receive the list of reports, authority holders will have until 30 November 2021 to resubmit the report data in the new formats.
Search for previously submitted reports in the minerals and coal report history summary (XLSX).
Find out more and read how to resubmit data in the Guideline: resubmitting historic minerals and coal report data (PDF, 3.6MB).
These reporting changes are part of the Geoscience Data Modernisation Project.
- If you need help or would like to provide feedback, please email the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated 13 October 2020