As of 3 March 2020 all mine closure plans must be submitted either in accordance with Part 1 (risk and outcome based) or Part 2 (small mining operations) of the Statutory Guidelines. The 2020 Statutory Guidelines supersede the Guidelines for Mine Closure Plans (2015). For further information please see the information sheet.
Approved Mine Closure Plans (MCPs) must be reviewed after three years or at a time specified by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS). The updated MCP including any changes must then be submitted again to DMIRS for approval. The due date of the revised MCP is specified as a tenement condition.
MCPs can be lodged electronically with a mining proposal, in hard copy at DMIRS offices or online via DMIRS submissions. Read our guide on how to submit via DMIRS Submissions.
Submit Mine Closure Plan online