MON 3 - Notice of suspension of mining notice and lifting of the suspension of mining notice

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Notices for suspending mining operations and lifting the suspension of mining operations. This notice does not apply if only exploration activities will be carried out at the mine. Please refer to Exploration operations commencement notice - r.675UJ (2).

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Who is responsible for the notification?

The mine operator of any mine is required to provide notice to the regulator prior to the suspension of mining occurs at the mine or part of the mine.

When a suspension is to be lifted the mine operator must give notice to the regulator no later than 10 days before the day on which the suspension is to be lifted.

Refer to rr. 675UD, 675UC, 675UE 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,
  • A description on what the suspension or lifting of suspension entails,
  • Any relevant information or documentation requested by the regulator or the mine deems relevant. 

Depending on the nature of the mining 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 WHS (Mines) Regulations r.675UF.

Lodging the application

All applications must be submitted through the SRS Submissions module

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
Phone: 1300 307 877

Contact an inspector:

Phone: 1300 307 877

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