Work health and safety for the mining industry is not dealt with the same way across Australia. Some jurisdictions, for example, Victoria, regulate mining through its WHS laws, whereas in Queensland for example, mining is dealt with exclusively under mining safety laws.
Further information on the arrangements in your jurisdiction can be found on the Mining page.
In all jurisdictions, operators of mines must implement control measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of their workers and others.
Where can I get more information?
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
- Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in drive-out (DIDO) page
- State and territory health department websites
- Minerals Council of Australia website - includes links to jurisdiction specific information.
- NOPSEMA website – includes information on initiatives to support the offshore oil and gas sector.