Track applications with EARS online

New functionality offers full visibility of assessment activities
Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has simplified the way proponents can track the status of their exploration, mining and petroleum applications using the Environmental Assessment and Regulatory System (EARS Online).

DMIRS Resource and Environmental Compliance Division’s Executive Director Karen Caple said the new EARS Online functionality offers full visibility of all activities undertaken during the assessment process.

“Increased transparency of the assessment process allows proponents to check the status of their applications at any time,” she said.

“This reduces the need for proponents to contact the department for updates and allows better project planning decisions to be made.”

Proponents are able to quickly determine:

  • the total time taken for each step in the assessment process;
  • the total time that the application was with DMIRS, any other government department or the proponent during the assessment process;
  • how the assessment of each application performed against DMIRS target timeframes; and
  • the contact details of the assessing officer. 

There is also an option to download assessment details for all applications previously submitted for further analysis in Excel. 

A video outlining the changes is now available.

Further information is available via email to or call the EARS Manager on 08 9222 3535.