The Introduction to Victoria's Minerals Resources (Sustainable Development) Act is a joint publication of the MCA Victoria and Victorian Farmers Federation. The purpose of a joint guide is to provide general information about the Act, which is the central legislation regarding minerals exploration, development and operations in Victoria.
The guide aims to simply answer common questions about the Act and its purpose. Links to additional information and resources, including the Act itself and the Mineral Exploration Code of Practice and Earth Resources Regulation website, are also provided. A standard compensation template is available from the VFF.
The MCA Victoria and VFF first prepared a guide for private landholders in 2000 with an update in 2008.