Applying for mutual recognition of Australian occupations

Mutual recognition of Australian occupations - application form - 205 Kb

Applying for mutual recognition of Australian occupations

Required information

The completed application form (which meets all the requirements of a written notice) must be accompanied by a certified copy of the current registration document.

If there is no such registration document, sufficient information must be provided to identify the person or the person’s registration.

You must also include one colour passport photograph if you are seeking recognition for a:

  • shotfiring licence
  • explosives drivers licence
  • dangerous goods driver licence
  • pyrotechnics (special use) licence
  • fireworks operator licence.

The passport photo must have been taken within the last six months and endorsed on the reverse with applicant’s full name, signature and date of birth.

Application fee

The costs of issuing certificates and licences for mutual recognition purposes are the same as those incurred when issuing certificates and licences in Western Australia.

Refer to Schedule of fees and charges to determine what the fee is.

If applying for mutual recognition for an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate the charge is the same for that of a certificate of competency.

Lodging the application

You must apply online via the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

Dangerous goods and explosives driver Australian mutual recognition applications are completed and submitted through Safety Regulation System (SRS) online.

For information on who can witness your application (statutory declarations) and certify copies of your documents refer to the Department of the Attorney General.

A separate application form is required for each occupation.

This information can then be mailed to:

Resources Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

Or lodged in person to Resources Safety at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004.

Witnessing statutory declarations

Mutual recognition applications must be witnessed by witnesses authorised under different laws in each State and Territory of Australia and/or New Zealand to witness statutory declarations. Follow the links below for information on authorised witnesses in the various jurisdictions.

For any enquiries please contact Support Services.
Phone: (08) 9358 8001