Mine Safety Technology Centre

Closure of MSTC

The Department of Regional NSW has completed a review of the Mine Safety Technology Centre (MSTC) and the way in which we support our customers and the NSW communities we serve. The review resulted in a decision to close the MSTC on 8 April 2022. We are working closely with our valued customers and industry partners to support their transition due to the closure of the MSTC.

The Department can confirm that Coal Services Pty Ltd is standing up a Mine Safety Laboratory to provide certain services previously only offered by the MSTC and other testing services. The Mine Safety Laboratory plans to begin testing from 2 May 2022.

For details on the Mine Safety Laboratory’s services please contact Coal Services at minesafetylab@coalservices.com.au.

The Department has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with TestSafe Australia for the transfer of current IECEx and ANZEx Certificates issued by the MSTC, to TestSafe Australia.

For details about TestSafe Australia’s electrical testing services, please email: testsafe@safework.nsw.gov.au.