Skip to Content

Change body font size

Inform | Mediate | Advocate

Mining And Resources Industry Land Access Dispute Resolution Code

Under the Small Business Commissioner Act 2011 the South Australian Government has given the Small Business Commissioner the task of developing prescribed industry codes of conduct under the Fair Trading Act 1987

The sixth of these codes prepared by the Small Business Commissioner is the Fair Trading (Mining And Resources Industry Land Access Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2018 known as the Mining And Resources Industry Land Access Dispute Resolution Code. 

The development of industry codes is in line with the Government’s intention to create a fairer and more competitive small business sector.  This Code gives farmers and resource companies the ability to access an enforceable mandatory dispute resolution framework to assist in dealing with land access issues.

Relevant publications:

Fair Trading (Mining And Resources Industry Land Access Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2018 

Overview of the Mining and Resources Industry Land Access Dispute Resolution Code (1.8 mb, PDF)

Where a farmer or resource company seeks to have a dispute resolved under the Fair Trading Regulations 2018, a written application must first be submitted to the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

The written application may be sent electronically via the Lodge a Mining and Resource Industry Land Access Dispute online here, or print and post Application to Lodge a Dispute form (54 kb, PDF)

Send the completed form and copies of supporting documentation via 

Email:    sasbc@sa.gov.au 
Fax:       08 8303 0943
Post to:  Office of the Small Business Commissioner
              GPO Box 1264
              ADELAIDE SA 5000

For further enquiries, please contact the Office of the Small Business Commissioner on toll free 1800 072 722 or 08 8303 2026.

Was this page useful to you?

Please include your contact details if you would like us to follow up with you on the issue you have raised. Thank You.