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.
- 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.