Offshore Project Proposal - Australian Government

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to undertake any activity related to the exploration for, or the recovery or transport of greenhouse gasses or petroleum in Commonwealth waters (i.e. Australian waters outside of the state and territory 3 mile boundary).

If your Offshore Project Proposal is approved, you will still need to have an Environmental Plan approved by the agency before you can undertake the related activity.

This approval is not required if the project has already been approved by the Environment Minister under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Your proposal must:

  • include a summary of the project
  • describe how the environment may be affected by the project, including environmental impacts and risks
  • set out the environmental performance outcomes for the project
  • describe any feasible alternative to the project, including a comparison of the environmental impacts and risks and reasons why the alternative was not preferred
  • describe how applicable legislative requirements will be met.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Indefinite.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Offshore Project Proposal Cover Sheet - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Approval time

30 days

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority


Operating address:
Level 8
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2568
Perth, Western Australia 6001

Phone:

08 61888700

Fax:

08 61888737
information@nopsema.gov.au

Supporting information

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