Outdated references in publications

Please check the publication date of any document you download from this website, as information published before February 2015 may not reflect the current legislation. Also, some publications may be branded by previous agency names including NSW Department of Industry, NSW Trade & Investment, NSW Industry & Investment, NSW Department of Primary Industries or NSW Mineral Resources. To keep up-to-date with changes to WHS legislation, subscribe to Mine Safety News.

Repealed laws

Repealed acts and regulations can be accessed at either www.legislation.nsw.gov.au or www.austlii.edu.au/au/nsw. Note that Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 were repealed as at 1 January 2012.

  • All legislation for NSW mining workplaces

    An outline of all the safety and health legislation that applies to the NSW mining and petroleum industry, including radiation control and explosives legislation.

    Go to All legislation for NSW mining workplaces

  • WHS (Mines and Petroleum Sites) legislation

    Learn about what defines a mine, a petroleum site, a tourist mine and mining operations.

    Go to WHS (Mines and Petroleum Sites) legislation

  • WHS legislation

    Discover how the WHS legislation applies to all workplaces in NSW, including mines, and find guidance relating to the law, including codes of practice.

    Go to WHS legislation

  • Public consultation

    View the current, future and closed consultations on mining legislation in NSW.

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  • Gazettals
    Certain legislative requirements may be established through publication in the NSW Government Gazette.

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  • Legislation updates

    A list of downloadable WHS legislation updates.

    Go to Legislation updates

  • Survey plans

    Forms to make an application for copies of survey plans.

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  • Request to commence a prosecution

    How to commence a prosecution for a mine or petroleum site.

    Go to Request to commence a prosecution

  • Review of regulator or inspector decisions
  • Exemption under WHS legislation

    How to apply for an exemption from compliance with a provision of the WHS legislation at a mine or petroleum site.

    Go to Exemption under WHS legislation