The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2018–19.

We acknowledge the traditional owners throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to all members of these Aboriginal communities, their culture, to elders both past and present and to their leaders into the future.

Coming together is a beginning,
keeping together is progress,
working together is success

Edward Everett Hale

Our 2017–18 annual report, our first report after the 2017 Machinery of Government changes, focused on the first part of this quote: coming together is a beginning.

One year on, the second part of the quote, keeping together is progress is indicative of our work in coming together and embarking on a process to harmonise our functions. Now the dust has started to settle, our focus has turned to collaboration across DMIRS in order to get our work done efficiently and effectively.

The third instalment in this series, the annual report for 2019-20 will focus on the final part of the quotation: working together is success.

About this report

This annual report details our performance from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

We have adopted the principles of integrated reporting by presenting our information aligned with our roles of regulator, service provider and policy maker. This demonstrates how we are coming together in providing cohesive, versus siloed, reporting.

Enabling legislation

The department was established under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 on 1 July 2017.


We are committed to providing accessible services to our customers and stakeholders.

This report is available online and in alternative formats upon request.

Translator and Interpreter Service

For our customers and stakeholders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, you may prefer to contact the Translator and Interpreter Service on 13 14 50 and we will arrange an interpreter to communicate the report to you.


We welcome feedback and questions on this annual report and encourage you to do so: