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What we do

Our work is to ensure the responsible and sustainable use of our state's natural resources - water, land, minerals and energy - for the benefit of current and future generations of Queenslanders.

Partnerships with our customers and stakeholders are important to us, as we work to deliver policies, programs and services that support industry while reflecting the needs of the broader community.

Strategy and vision

Our strategic objectives are:

  • Sustainable management of Queensland's land and water resources    
  • Responsible use of our minerals and energy resources    
  • Accurate, timely knowledge of our property and spatial information resources    
  • Great services, great place to work    

Read our strategic plan for details of our vision and objectives.

Our services

Land and property

Water management

Mining and exploration

Mapping and data

Our workforce

With over 2300 staff (full-time equivalent), we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where individual differences are respected; diverse skills and knowledge are valued and utilised; and opportunities are available for all. It is our goal to ensure our workforce represents the  community  we serve.

How we work is just as important to us as what we do, and therefore we operate under the following guiding principles:

  • Respect    
  • Safety and wellbeing    
  • Professional excellence    
  • Customer focus    
  • We deliver    

Our structure

Our organisational chart (PDF, 37.8KB) shows our senior management and structure.

Contact information

We have offices in the Brisbane CBD and throughout regional Queensland. See our contact section for details.

Further information

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Last updated: 2 November 2016


The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is an economic development agency that enables the productive and responsible use of our natural resources – water, land, mineral and energy resources – to generate wealth and prosperity for current and future generations of Queenslanders.

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Contact us

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
1 William Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
13 QGOV (13 74 68) business hours
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