Resources Regulator NSW

Resources & Geoscience

We are NSW’s work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites. This includes open cut and underground mines, petroleum sites, quarries and extractive operations, tourist mines, opal and other small-scale mines and mining exploration activities. We also undertake compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act 1992, with a key focus on mine rehabilitation.  We were established on 1 July 2016 as a standalone regulator in order to ensure a consistent and responsive regulatory approach and to provide increased transparency and community confidence in the regulation of the NSW mining industry.

Mine safety and health - Refer to mine health and safety topics ranging from dust, emergency planning, risk management, legislation forms, guidelines and safety performance measures.

Mine compliance and enforcement - Read our investigation reports, prosecution summaries, activity and safety reports as well as our enforceable undertakings.

Rehabilitation and environment - Refer to mine rehabilitation and environment topics ranging from fossicking, our rehabilitation information releases, guidance, forms and exploration.

Safety campaigns -  View the Black Lung Disease: an ongoing focus in NSW campaign which focuses on the new respirable coal dust exposure standard of 1.5 mg/m3 being introduced from 1 February 2021.

www.resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au

Mine Safety

Mine safety and health

Refer to mine health and safety topics ranging from dust, emergency planning, risk management, legislation forms, guidelines and safety performance measures.

Mine Compliance

Mine compliance and enforcement

Read our investigation reports, prosecution summaries, activity and safety reports as well as our enforceable undertakings.

Rehabilitation and environment

Rehabilitation and environment

Refer to mine rehabilitation and environment topics ranging from fossicking, our rehabilitation information releases, guidance, forms and exploration.

Safety campaigns

Safety campaigns

View the Black Lung Disease: an ongoing focus in NSW campaign which focuses on the new respirable coal dust exposure standard of 1.5 mg/m3 being introduced from 1 February 2021.