Licence to Inject or Apply Polymeric Material - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to inject or apply polymeric material for the purpose of ventilation or strata control in a coal mine. Licences may be granted for ongoing use or trial applications.

The regulations designate certain activities as high risk. The operator of a coal mine is required to notify the agency before a high risk activity commences. Each high risk activity also has a waiting period which must elapse before the activity can commence.

The agency may also specify that a specific high risk activity can only be carried out by a person who holds the relevant licence. Injecting or applying polymeric material for the purpose of ventilation or strata control in a coal mine is considered a high risk activity.

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 provide evidence that:

  • the work will be carried out by competent people with experience in injecting or applying polymeric material
  • you have safe work methods for injection or application of the polymeric material that comply with the findings of a risk assessment and conditions of the certification of polymeric material
  • you have a documented risk management system in place that is consistent with AS / NZS ISO 31000: 2018 Risk Management - Principles and Guideline or another health and safety management system consistent with Australian / New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques
  • you have a quality system that is certified under AS / NZS ISO 9001 for your operations
  • you have conducted a surface trial of the polymeric material and the relevant system.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $900.00

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

Resources Regulator

Contact details

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