Repair of Flexible Reeling, Feeder and Trailing Cables Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to repair flexible reeling, feeder and trailing cables for use in hazardous zones within a coal mine.

Every coal mine is required to have an electrical management plan. The plan must include provision for the repair of flexible reeling, trailing and feeder cables. These repair works must only be repaired at licensed facilities.

A licensed facility must also have at least one accredited cable repair signatory. A cable repair signatory is a person who has been verified as competent in the repair of cables and the inspection and replacement of parts of cable fittings.

Hazardous zones include:

  • A return airway in a mine;
  • Certain parts of the intake airway in a ventilation district in a mine; and
  • Parts of a mine in which there is a methane concentration of 1.25 per cent or greater in the general body of air.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must ensure that:

  • Your cable repair workshop has a quality management system that complies with AS/NZS ISO 9001, which has been certified by a JAS-ANZ accredited body, or a signatory to the IAF MLA;
  • You have a nominated management representative at your capable repair workshop; and
  • You employ at least one Cable Repair Signatory at your workshop.

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


5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Other resources

Task Resources
Apply Any repairing of flexible reeling, feeding or trailing cables for use in a hazardous zone - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Division of Resources and Energy

Mine Safety

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Operating address: 516 King Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address: PO Box 344
Hunter Region Mail Centre
NSW 2310
Phone: 02 4931 6625
Fax: 02 4931 6790