Notification of High Risk Activities at Mines - New South Wales


You may need to notify the agency of any proposed high risk activity you intend to undertake at a mine or a petroleum site.

High risk activities have the significant potential for adverse safety outcomes if not planned and carried out carefully. For this reason, careful consideration must be given to the risks associated with the activity and the methods available to manage those risks. Examples of activities include:

  • electrical work on energised electrical equipment
  • development of new mine entry
  • working in inrush control zone.

Please see the application form or review the regulation for a detailed list of high risk activities as well as the notice period you are required to give for each 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 your notice must provide the following:

  • the nature of the proposed high risk activity, including particulars of how the activity is to be carried out
  • the proposed commencement date for the activity
  • the location of the activity
  • the hazards identified as having the potential to arise from the activity
  • an assessment of the risks associated with the activity
  • the relevant parts of the safety management system that describes the systems, procedures, plans and other control measures used to control the associated risks with carrying out the activity.


As specified


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

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

Lodgement process


You must lodge the form with one of the offices listed on the application form.

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Contact details

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