Notification of Excavation Work - Victoria

Service summary

You must notify the responsible Agency in writing at least three days before undertaking construction excavation work on a shaft, trench or tunnel.

This applies to any construction excavation work that:

  • is of sufficient depth or dimensions for a person to enter
  • the work involves a risk to the health or safety of any person.

This notification does not apply to excavation of a shaft or trench made as part of building work which is authorised by a valid building permit. It also does not apply to a mine, bore, quarry or burials.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

The notification must include the following information:

  • your name or the name of your business
  • the name and contact details of the person who will supervise the construction excavation work
  • the date of notification
  • a description of the proposed construction excavation and whether explosives will be used in carrying out the excavation
  • dates when the work will start and finish
  • the location of the proposed construction excavation work.

One notification can cover a number of excavations that are part of a single project even if they will be made in a number of places and at different times.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Lodgement

Apply

This form should be filled out and forwarded to WorkSafe by the employer or self-employed person carrying out the excavation work. This form must be submitted to the Agency at least 3 days prior to commencing excavations. This form can be lodged at or faxed to your local WorkSafe Office.


Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Operating address:
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9641 1444

Phone:

1800 136 089

Fax:

03 9641 1222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

Website:

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