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The department may establish certain legislative requirements by publishing them in the NSW Government Gazette.

Typically, gazette notices will provide more specific details about a requirement under an Act or Regulation. They also allow the regulator to respond to changing circumstances without having to amend the legislation.

For example:

Clause 130(2) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines & Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2022 allows the regulator to specify by gazette notice that an ancillary report should be provided for certain types of incident as well as specifying what information must be provided in the ancillary report. 

A gazette notice will also be published if a class or group of people are exempt from complying with any provision of the WHS legislation.

Gazette notices from 2007 onwards are available below. Pre-2007 gazettals are available on the NSW Government Gazette website.

Work Health and Safety legislation

Mining related made under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017.

Gazetted exemptions


Work Health and Safety (Mines & Petroleum Sites) legislation

Mining-specific gazette notices relating to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2022.

    Repealed legislation

    The folllowing gazette notice made under repealed coal mine health and safety legislation still applies under transitional arrangements.