Applying for a copy of a certificate of competency

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

For updated information relating to certificates of competency see Statutory positions

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



Copy of a certificate - application form - 706 Kb

Copy of a certificate - application form

Lodge your application online via the departmental submissions portal.

Copy of certificate

If a certificate(s) of competency (including an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate) has been lost, stolen or damaged, the certificate holder can apply to receive a copy.


For information on who can witness the application and any other statutory declarations, refer to the Department of the Attorney General.

Application fee

For information regarding application and renewal fees please see Schedule of fees and charges below.

For information regarding application and renewal fees please see Schedule of fees and charges

Lodging the application

The completed and signed application form must be accompanied by:

  • all support documents
  • the fee, payable at lodgement
    • this can be paid by credit card
    • application to be lodged online


Contact the Executive Officer to the Board of Examiners

Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 6 - you can make your selection at anytime)
Fax: (08) 9358 8000