Applying to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager

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

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



Application for agreement to operate a quarry operation without appointing a quarry manager - application form - 59 Kb

This pro-forma assists the person representing the principal employer to prepare the application to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager.

Who is responsible for the application?

The principal employer can apply for approval to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager. The principal employer must apply via the Safety Regulation System.

Depending on the natuer of the quarry operation, the application will be assessed by:

  • A district inspector — if the quarry operation has less than 25 persons and no explosives are used
  • The State mining engineer — for small quarry operations where explosives are used

Required information

The completed proforma should be accompanied, where appropriate, by:

  • a risk management report detailing the additional alternative precautions to be implemented to control the risk
  • additional comments or information supporting the request.

Please note, an agreement to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager may be granted for a maximum of 5 years. The principal employer can request to extend the period of this agreement by re-applying prior to the expiry date of the original agreement.

Lodging the application

Agreement requests and all supporting documentation must be submitted online using the Approvals sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.

Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS).


For SRS related enquiries, please contact the SRS Manager
Phone: 1300 307 877

To contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877