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 submit a completed Appointment and notification of operator of a mine or petroleum site DOCX, 5089.09 KB form.

For more information, view the Appointment and notification of mine operator PDF, 138.36 KB guide or Appointment and notification of a petroleum operator PDF, 132.06 KB 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 submit a completed Appointment and notification of operator of a mine or petroleum site DOCX, 5089.09 KB 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.

What if a mine or petroleum site operator’s contact details change?

A mine or petroleum site operator must notify the regulator of any change to the operator’s contact details by submitting a completed Change of contact details of operator DOCX, 5075.38 KB form to the regulator. Notification must be given as soon as practicable (and no later than 28 days) after the change.