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Mining regulation

The Australian Government does not regulate WHS in the mining industry. WHS in the mining industry is regulated by states and territories.

A summary of the WHS regulatory framework for mining is set out below.

Jurisdiction Mining legislative framework
New South Wales WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

More information about NSW’s WHS regulatory framework for mining is available at the Department of Industry, Resources and Energy website(link is external).

Victoria WHS requirements for mining are regulated through:

More information about Victoria’s WHS regulatory framework for mining is available at WorkSafe Victoria(link is external).

Queensland WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

More information about Queensland’s WHS regulatory framework for mining is available at the Queensland Government website.(link is external)

Note: This legislation is under review. Information about the review is available at the Department of Natural Resources and Mines website.(link is external)

Western Australia WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

More information on Western Australia’s WHS regulatory framework for mining is available at the Department of Mines and Petroleum website(link is external).

South Australia WHS requirements for mining are regulated through:

  • Chapter 10 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

More information is available at SafeWork South Australia(link is external).

Tasmania WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

More information about Tasmania’s WHS regulatory framework for mining is available at WorkSafe Tasmania(link is external).

Australian Capital Territory WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

Northern Territory WHS requirements for mining are regulated through the:

More information is available at the Northern Territory Worksafe website(link is external).




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