This page includes resources for workplaces in the Mining industry on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19.

The Mining industry extracts and processes naturally occurring mineral solids, liquid minerals and gases to produce a marketable product. 

This includes:

  • coal mining, both underground and open cut
  • oil and gas extraction
  • metal ore mining
  • non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying including construction material mining
  • exploration, and
  • other mining support services.

Workplaces may include underground mines, surface mines, quarries, offshore platforms and rigs, and processing plants and facilities. Mining workers may fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) to mine sites in remote areas. Information for FIFO and DIDO workers can be found on the FIFO and DIDO page.

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