Submitting a mine plan

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit

Transitional arrangements may be in place for the compliance requirements on this page.

All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website

It is no longer necessary to submit hardcopy mine plans. Instead, they should be submitted in electronic format.

Online submission

For all online submissions, please refer to the general exemption for minimum requirements of plans.

General exemption: Submission and certification of mine plans [r.3.53] - 466 Kb

This is a general exemption: Submission and certification of mine plans.

Ad-hoc File Transfer

The preferred method of submitting mine plans to the Department is using Ad-hoc File Transfer (AFT).

Once your mine plans are finalised, send a short email to with the name of the minesite you are submitting plans for. You will receive a response email from the department which will include the upload link.

Do not attach any files to your request email

Related information

Below is a list of links to additional information you may find useful.


For further information, please contact the Resources Safety GIS Analyst

Tel: 1300 307 877