Notifying recommencement of a mining operation

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Notification of recommencement of mining operation - template - 34 Kb

This template is regarding the notification of recommencement of mining operation.

Who is responsible for the notification?

The principal employer or registered manager is responsible for informing the district inspector of mines for the region if mining is to recommence at an operation.

Project management plan (PMP) approval is required if the underground or open pit operation was “on stop” prior to the MSIR commencement date.

Refer to rr. 3.12 and 3.15 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

Required information

The completed and signed notification form must be accompanied by:

  • a summary of work undertaken to maintain or restore mine services (refer to list in form for more details)
  • details of any substantial changes made to the mine or mining operations and project management plan (PMP) risk management submission for additional hazards (if any).

Refer to rr. 3.12 and 3.15 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995

Notification of appointments must be submitted online using the Notifications sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

The principal employer or registered manager can notify the department of a statutory appointment, or a person acting on their behalf.

A Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of Company Representative to any person required to notify appointments.

The completed and signed appointment letter needs to be attached to the notification of appointment in SRS.


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

To contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877