Applying for a mines safety exemption

Application for exemption under MSI Regulations - pro forma - 61 Kb

This application form is for exemption under MSI regulations pro forma


A company may seek an exemption from a specific requirement of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

For the exemption to be granted, the State Mining Engineer must be satisfied that:

  • there is substantial compliance with the requirement (r. 1.4)


  • compliance with the requirement would be unnecessary or impracticable (r. 1.5).

See rr. 1.4 and 1.5 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

Who may apply for an exemption?

The principal employer or registered manager may apply to the State Mining Engineer for an exemption from the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

A pro-forma is available to assist with the application process. It is essential that the items listed are addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be processed and a decision made. Additional information may be requested.

Lodging the application

The completed and signed application and supporting can be emailed to

Or mailed to:

State Mining Engineer
Resources Safety
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

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

Related information

Below is a related link that you may find useful.

For a list of current exemptions, refer to Minerals safety legislation.


For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1800SAFEMINE (1800 7233 6463)