For updated information relating to the information on this page go to Mining commencement notice
On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/whs
Transitional arrangements may be in place for the compliance requirements on this page.
All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website
The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes
Who is responsible for the notification?
The principal employer or manager of a mine is responsible to inform the district inspector if mining is scheduled to commence at an operation. This is done after the state mining engineer has given written approval of the project management plan.
Refer to s. 42 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.
Refer to r. 3.12 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
Can we have multiple registered managers within a mining operation?
No, a mining operation is aligned with the definition of a mine under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (WA) and so may only have a single registered manager.
If a Principal Employer wishes to appoint multiple registered managers within a mining operation they can request from the State mining engineer that the mining operation be regarded as multiple mines.
Lodging the notification
The completed and signed notification can be emailed to the relevant inspectorate.
Or mailed to
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004
Or lodged in person at Resources Safety, 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
Find out your inspectorate area at Regional inspectorate boundaries for mining operations