For updated information relating to the information on this page go to Exploration operations 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 exploration manager is required to notify the senior inspector of mines, for the region where exploration activities take place, about the:
- general safety
- date of activity
of work to be undertaken.
Refer to section 47(3) Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.
Refer to rr. 3.3 and 3.4 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
Find out your inspectorate area at Regional inspectorate boundaries for mining operations
Lodging the notification
The completed form and details of the schedule of works (if applicable) can be emailed using the ‘submit by email’ button at the bottom of the form. This will ensure the notification is forwarded to the correct inspectorate and create the subject heading the department requires.