Annual summary reports

Annual summary reports are required for activities carried out on the permit each calendar year. They are due by 31 March each year.

This page summarises what a permit holder needs to do to comply with the annual summary report requirement.

Every permit holder must fill out and send to us an annual summary report. This report summarises the activities you carried out on the permit in the previous calendar year. It gives us information about how the permit is being used and shows whether you are complying with your work programme. These reports also give us valuable information about New Zealand’s minerals.

Annual summary reports are due to be filed to us by 31 March for the previous 1 January – 31 December period. They must be completed on our online permitting system or using the right form for the permit type – see below.

The forms and our online permitting system are both set up to ask for the information we need from you for you to comply with the requirements. You need to fill in all of the form as accurately as possible. If you are unsure what you need to do, contact us for help.

There are different reporting requirements depending on whether you have a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 permit and whether you have a prospecting, exploration or mining permit. See your permit certificate to work out which Tier your permit is.

Annual summary reports for Tier 1 permit holders

Tier 1 permit holders need to provide the following for their annual summary reports:

  • complete an annual summary report using:
  • submit a resource and reserves estimate, signed off by a competent person
  • submit a report on their engagement with iwi and hapū whose rohe (tribal area) includes some or all of the permit area or who otherwise may be directly affected by the permit.

Additional requirements for Tier 1 mining permits

Tier 1 mining permit holders must also submit:

  • a mine plan
  • a summary of the mining and processing methods for the upcoming year
  • a summary of the status of consents for access and resource consents.

Need more information?

We have guidance about how to complete an annual summary report for exploration and prospecting permits and more general guidance that covers Tier 1 mining permits.

Annual summary reports for exploration and prospecting permits [PDF 315KB]

General guidance on annual summary reports [PDF 311KB]

Annual summary reports for Tier 2 permit holders

Tier 2 permit holders need to provide the following for their annual summary report requirements:

Additional requirements for Tier 2 mining permits

If we ask for it, the permit holder must also submit:

  • a simple mine plan for mines that will operate in the upcoming calendar year (except hobby permits)
  • a summary of the mining and processing methods for the upcoming calendar year.

Need more information?

We have guidance about how to complete an annual summary report for a Tier 2 mining permit and guidance about how to complete an annual summary report for exploration and prospecting permits.

Annual summary reports for Tier 2 mining permits [PDF 349KB]

Annual summary reports for exploration and prospecting permits [PDF 315KB]

Submitting an annual summary report online - video tutorial

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