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National Mine Safety Database - Quarterly report


Mine operators must submit incident reports and quarterly work health and safety reports to the National Mine Safety Database.

A login is required to access the database, which you can get from our Help Centre on 1300 365 255. A user guide is available that provides instructions on how to use the National Mine Safety Database.

The regular upload of information by mine operators to the national system provides regulators across Australia with up-to-date information about mine safety to identify work health and safety incident trends and emerging issues.

National mine safety database reporting is in addition to notifiable incident reporting, using the Notifiable Incident form.

Quarterly reports

Schedule 24 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 details the information to be included in the mine quarterly report. For the reporting period include:

  • name of the mine holder for the mine
  • name of the mine operator of the mine
  • location of the mine
  • description of the primary commodity processed at the mine site
  • average number of workers who worked at the mine site
  • total number of hours (including additional shifts and overtime) worked at the mine
  • total number of incidents
  • total number of incidents that resulted in the inability of a worker to work for 1 day or more (not including the incident day)
  • total number of days (not including the incident day) lost from work by workers as a result of incidents
  • total number of days on which workers carried out restricted duties
  • total number of workers placed on restricted duties
  • total number of injuries and illnesses of workers arising from incidents that required medical treatment during the reporting period but did not result in the inability of a worker to work for 1 day or more (not including the incident day).
  • total number of deaths that occurred during the reporting period as a result of incidents
  • other information that has not already been provided to the regulator.

Medical treatment means:

  • suturing of a wound
  • treatment of fractures
  • treatment of bruises by drainage of blood
  • treatment of second and third degree burns.

It does not include diagnostic procedures, observation, counselling, first aid or therapeutic measures taken solely for preventative purposes.

Additional information

Mining quarterly reporting - Schedule 24

Mining quarterly reporting - Exemptions

National Mine Safety Database - Training presentation

National Mine Safety Database - User guide