Submit an application for shaft sinking, winder and winder engine use and modification online
Who is responsible for the notification?
The registered manager is required to notify and receive approval from the State Mining Engineer or senior inspector of mines before:
- installing and using a winding system
- sinking any new shaft or extending any existing shaft
- repair, modification or alteration is carried out
Refer to rr. 11.3, 11.4, 11.6, 11.7, 12.3 and 12.4 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
The requirements for winding systems and shaft sinking are mainly given in Parts 11 and 12 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 and relevant Australian Standards.
Depending on the nature of the mining operation, only the relevant part(s) of the application need to be completed. However, the items must be addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be properly assessed.
Additional information may be requested after the application is lodged.
Lodging the notification
Lodgement of shaft sinking, winder and winder engine use, repair and modification applications, including supporting documents, is now completed online.
For help using our online submission process, please visit the submissions portal.
For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1800SAFEMINE (1800 7233 6463)