Mining, quarrying and tunnelling notifications

Forms to notify WorkSafe about high risk activities, mining and tunnelling operations, and quarry and alluvial mine operations

Mining and tunnelling operations notification and reporting

Mining and tunnelling operations notifications and reporting form  (PDF 64 KB)

Quarry and alluvial mine operations notification and reporting

Quarry and alluvial mine operations notification and reporting form  (PDF 51 KB)

Mining and tunnelling operations quarterly report form

Mining and tunnelling operations quarterly report (PDF 65 KB)

Mine and tunnel plans

If you are a mining or tunnelling operation, the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 require that you send WorkSafe a copy of a mine plan at least every year. If you have ceased mining or finished constructing the tunnel, then you need to send WorkSafe a plan of the completed work. Plans should contain certain information and be drawn on a certain scale. 

Guide to Completing and Submitting Plans for Mines and Tunnels (PDF 830 KB)

High risk activity notification

High risk activities required to be notified under Regulation 229 are specified in Schedule 7 of the Regulations. The high risk activities notification requirement allows us to assess whether the operator will be able to effectively manage the activity prior to the activity commencing.

Notifying Worksafe of a high risk activity (PDF 93 KB)