EON 1 - Notice of commencement of exploration operations

This page is for: 
Mine operatorMiner

Notice for commencing exploration activities. This notice is also applicable if mining operations are already being conducted in the area.

Use this link 

Who is responsible for the notification?

The prospective mine operator must give the regulator notice of the commencement of exploration activities before exploration activities are commenced.

Refer to r. 675UJ of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022

Required information

Information required to be provided as part of this notice includes:

  • Information requested via SRS submission portal and the applicable pro forma,
  • Details and description of the exploration operations,
  • Any relevant information or documentation requested by the regulator or the person deems relevant. 

Depending on the nature of the exploration operation, only the relevant part(s) of the application need to be completed. However, the items must be addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be properly assessed

Additional information may be requested after the application is lodged under r.675UJ.

Lodging the application

All applications must be submitted through the SRS Submissions module. If access is required to SRS.

After successful lodgement via SRS, the notice will be reviewed.

An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.

Further information

Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS) 

Who can I contact?

For SRS queries:

SRS Manager
Email: SRSManager@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 307 877

Contact an inspector:

Email: Safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 307 877

Last modified: