The NSW Minerals Council has been in the trenches fighting for the future of mineral exploration in NSW. Sue-Ern Tan, the NSWMC Deputy CEO, will give an up to the minute review on the land access issues and the Mining Act Amendment. She will outline the latest development on a new template for Land Access Agreements. In addition to land access there are other regulatory reforms which will directly affect exploration in NSW. Amendments to Aboriginal cultural heritage regulation will necessitate a due diligence review prior to exploration activities. I&I NSW (previously NSW Department of Primary Industries) is also finalising a new Mining Act Regulation which will change the category system and bring other modifications to exploration procedures. The Henry Tax Review had some good news for explorers but little for miners. So is it still worth exploring in NSW?