Before mining or petroleum operations begin at a mine or petroleum site, the mine or petroleum site holder must notify the regulator of the operator.

To notify the regulator of an operator, you need to fill in the Appointment and notification of operator of a mine or petroleum site form.

For more information, view the Appointment and notification of mine operator guide or Appointment and notification of a petroleum operator guide.

Who can be a mine or petroleum site operator?

This may be the mine or petroleum site holder themselves or another person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) appointed by the mine or petroleum site holder to operate the mine or petroleum site.

How do I appoint a mine or petroleum site operator?

To appoint a mine or petroleum site operator, you need to fill in the Appointment and notification of operator of a mine or petroleum site form. You will need to provide details of the operator you are appointing and they will need to make a declaration that they agree to the appointment.