About DMP

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is responsible for ensuring the State’s resources sector is developed and managed responsibly and sustainably for the benefit of all Western Australians.

As the State’s regulator for extractive industries and dangerous goods, DMP is the lead agency in administering Western Australia’s multi-agency regulatory framework. DMP 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.

DMP'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. DMP remains committed to educating the community about resource development and regulation in Western Australia.

Executive functional structure

Download the Department of Mines and Petroleum Executive functional structure.

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.