The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) was formed on 1 July 2017 and is working for a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

As the State’s regulator for the resources sector in WA, DMIRS is the lead agency in administering Western Australia’s multi-agency regulatory framework. The department ensures the State’s safety, health and environmental standards are world best practice and consistent with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation, regulations and policies.

It is also responsible for the collection of royalties and has a lead role in providing geoscientific information, which supports private investment in resources exploration and development.

The department’s robust regulation, provision of geological data and innovative management of an equitable and secure titles system helps Western Australia continue to be an attractive destination for investment. This approach also supports the development of the resources sector, which underpins the Western Australia’s economy. DMIRS remains committed to educating the community about resource development and regulation in Western Australia.

Executive functional structure

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Contacts for the Resources Sector

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety provides regulatory and policy oversight of the mineral and energy resources sector by overseeing the industry’s environmental standards, resource titles systems, worker health and safety, geoscience functions and dangerous goods legislation.

The Department’s guidance seeks to reduce the risk for explorers and reinforces Western Australia’s reputation as a destination of choice for responsible resource development.

DMIRS contacts for the Resources Sector

Resource and Environmental Compliance Contact Sheet

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

It is a requirement of the Disability and Services Act 1993 that public authorities develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) that outlines ways in which the department will ensure that people with disability have equal access to its facilities and services.

Other legislation underpinning access and inclusion includes the WA Equal Opportunities Act 1984 and Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey of Disability, Aging and Carers (2012), identified that 18.2 per cent of Australian’s, more than one in five, identify themselves as having some form of disability.

The department of Mines and Petroleum is committed to meeting the seven outcomes of its DAIP
To ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to receive and access services and information from the department.

The department’s DAIP Working Group (DAIPWG) is responsible for the development and implementation of the DAIP 2015–2020.

Download the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Transparency Policy

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has formally adopted a Transparency Policy that will ensure its regulatory, decision making and investment attraction processes are publicly available for the benefit of the people of Western Australian.

The department’s aim is to keep stakeholders informed of issues that affect them by providing transparent, timely, consistent and accessible information.

DMP’s guiding principle is that if there is no legal reason to protect information, it should be open to public access.

Download the Transparency Policy document.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Plan

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce with a collection of skills, experiences and perspectives that is reflective of the community we serve.                                                           

DMP demonstrates this commitment by promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities in employment and development. DMIRS embraces its obligation under  the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 to prepare and implement an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Plan.

While we strive to have equality and diversity built into our day-to-day activities, ensuring we provide equal opportunities to our staff and an inclusive workplace, we recognise some areas do require greater emphasis to ensure equal opportunities and equitable representation for all.

DMP has committed to four Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) priority areas for the life of the EEO and Diversity Plan 2017–21.

EEO priority areas include:

  • Women in Leadership
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Youth
  • People with Disability

Download the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Plan