Last updated 7 September 2016 This chapter is currently under review.
Offshore mineral and petroleum exploration and mining are regulated under a range of state and Commonwealth Acts including the:
- Offshore Minerals Act 1998 (Qld)
- Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (Qld)
- Offshore Minerals Act 1994 (Cth)
- Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth).
Petroleum and gas exploration and extraction is prohibited in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and therefore excludes most of the eastern Queensland coastline from such development.