Coal mine subsidence compensation

Underground coal mining can cause ground movement, known as mine subsidence. This can cause damage to buildings and other structures ranging from jammed doors and cracks in walls, to structural damage.

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the draft compensation bill.

We recently reviewed the Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 2017, asking for feedback by public consultation.

The draft Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Amendment Bill 2024 takes on the recommendations from the review.

We want your views on changes about:

  • extending relocation compensation to tenants
  • more support from Subsidence Advisory NSW
  • penalties to be in line with inflation.

Your feedback will help us understand how the proposed changes support a fair, efficient and sustainable compensation framework.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from property owners and residents in mine subsidence districts, coal mine operators, industry organisations, and anyone interested in property and compensation.

Have your say by taking a survey or making a submission. For more information, we have developed an Explanatory paper designed to help you draft a written submission, as well as other supporting information in the Documents and links box.

The consultation is open until 10am Monday, 8 April 2024.

Complete a survey

Complete a submission