Street address:

516 High Street

Postal address:

PO Box 344

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The Resources Regulator NSW is the state’s work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites.

The Resources Regulator's role includes:

  • receiving and considering complaints, alleged breaches of the Mining Act and safety incident notifications
  • providing information and guidance about safety and other regulatory obligations to protect and support industry, workers, the community and the state
  • conducting probity and compliance checks on applicants for grant/renewal/transfer title applications
  • conducting inspections and investigations
  • assessing licensing, registration applications and grants applications for occupational licences (practising certificates and certificates of competence)
  • regulating exploration activities including issuing activity approvals and ensuring compliance with title conditions and codes of practice
  • taking enforcement action such as issuing prohibition and other statutory notices and taking prosecution action
  • providing advice to the appropriate development consent authority regarding the appropriateness of rehabilitation strategies included in development applications, including advice on conditioning
  • supporting and administering the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council and NSW Mining and Petroleum Competence Board, and
  • administering the mine and petroleum site safety fund (mine safety levy).

Mine safety offices

There are mine safety offices in Armidale, Broken Hill, Lightning Ridge, Lithgow, Maitland, Orange and Wollongong.

Related agencies

Last updated: 20 July 2023

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