NDI Data Portal

Access the MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) Portal here.

What is NDI Portal?

MinEx CRC has built a web portal to allow industry to easily access, visualise, analyse and share exploration data collected during the National Drilling Initiative.

One of the aims of MinEx CRC is to attract exploration and discovery into areas which have not yet been explored, and this will be done by MinEx drilling a number of holes in selected areas in order to provide new knowledge about the geology of these areas. This will make it easier for companies to make decisions about whether they want to explore in those areas.

The MinEx NDI portal aims to deliver National Drilling Initiative data in an efficient and accessible manner to the widest possible audience. The data are viewable on a mapping platform which includes built-in analytical tools designed to address specific stakeholder questions, turning drilling data collected by the NDI into knowledge . As the portal evolves new analytical tools will be added to provide greater functionality. In addition, data can be selected interactively and downloaded for export to other software packages.

A beta version of the MinEx CRC NDI portal has been released and can be accessed via any modern web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox).



The National Drilling Initiative (NDI) portal (https://portal.ga.gov.au/persona/minexcrc) is maintained by Geoscience Australia on behalf of the MinEx CRC.

The material on this website is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon for any particular purpose. It is made available on the understanding that the Australian Government and State/Territory Governments and MinEx CRC are not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice. Please contact the MinEx CRC before taking any action based on material on the National Drilling Initiative (NDI) portal.

In some cases, the material may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled in good faith but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Australian Government and State/Territory Governments or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. We recommend that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to the use of any web site referred to.
Maps and images on this website are not intended for navigation or to precisely locate any particular feature.



The National Drilling Initiative (NDI) portal is maintained by Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on behalf of the MinEx CRC.

This portal is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence © MinEx CRC, 2020.

Data linked to this portal is governed by the copyright of the data owner. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and usage rights for data not licenced under CC-BY should be addressed to the copyright owners.

Copyright attribution by data owner as per the below.

Geoscience Australia:
Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2020
Contact: Geoscience Australia - Copyright

New South Wales:
Attribution (Copyright Owner): © State of New South Wales through NSW Department of Industry 2018
Contact: New South Wales - Department of Industry

Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Geological Survey of Victoria
Contact: Victorian Government

Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Geological Survey of Queensland 2018
Contact: Queensland - Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

South Australia:
Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Department for Energy and Mining, Government of South Australia
Contact: South Australia - Department for Energy and Mining

Western Australia:
Attribution (Copyright Owner): © State of Western Australia (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) 2020
Contact: Western Australia - Department of Mines and Petroleum

Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Mineral Resources Tasmania, Government of Tasmania
Contact: Tasmanian Government

Northern Territory:
Attribution (Copyright Owner): © Northern Territory of Australia (Northern Territory Geological Survey)
Contact: Northern Territory Government



This statement applies to user interactions with MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) Portal at: http://www.portal.ga.gov.au/persona/minexcrc


Data Collection and Click-Stream Data

Browsing any web-site, including the NDI Portal site, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page. Clickstreams are the paths a user takes when navigating a web site and the internet in general.

  • When you visit our site, our servers may record the following information for statistical purposes:
  • the user's server (IP) address and machine name;
  • the date and time of visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the number of bytes transmitted and received for each request;
  • the address of the referring page visited;
  • search terms used; and
  • the type of browser used.

The webmaster examines this information to determine the traffic through the server, and to specific pages or applications, and in order to deliver better services. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect server logs.


Cookies information

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. This site uses only session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Cookies can be easily blocked on your computer by simply un-checking the "accept cookies" option in your web browser. This can be found under the options/settings menu of your browser software.


Use and Protection

We will only record your email address if you send us a message or request data. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

Any personal details submitted via the MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) Portal will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.



The staff who operate this website, are subject to the Australian Government Privacy Act 1988.


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