Geoscience includes all the sciences that study the structure, evolution and dynamics of the planet Earth and its natural mineral and energy resources.

The Geological Survey of NSW and Coal and Petroleum Geoscience collate, manage and interpret geoscientific data.

They use this to inform the government, the exploration and mining industries and the community about the state's geology and its mineral and energy resources. They also advise the government on company exploration and mining work and land use planning.

The NSW exploration and mining industry contributes to the provision of geoscience information through annual rental fees on mineral and petroleum tenements. This funds the New Frontiers Exploration initiative projects which attract investment to NSW.

Online services


Search for exploration and geoscience reports


Online lodgement of reports for exploration title holders


Discover geoscientific data using Google Earth and simple web queries


Gridded and located regional airborne geophysical data


Display and query exploration tenement and geoscience information


Download geological and metallogenic maps, their vector data and other products