The Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme is an agreement between Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to make it possible for some licensees to work interstate without having to apply and pay for a second licence.
On 1 July 2021, the AMR scheme came into effect in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Before the AMR scheme can be implemented in Western Australia legislation is required to adopt the amendments set out in the Mutual Recognition Amendment Act 2021 (Cth).
You can now notify the relevant licensing authority of a change to your employer using the department’s online change of role system. The system is also available to businesses wishing to notify the licensing authority of changes to its staff.
Currently the system is available to real estate and business agents, real estate sales representatives, motor vehicle salespersons and yard managers.
Your previous and new employer will be notified by email of your notification to the Department when you lodge the notification online.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) regulates a wide range of industrial activities, including building and energy, WorkSafe high risk work, dangerous goods, consumer protection and mining and petroleum exploration and development activities. DMIRS receive and process around 120,000 licence applications a year.
The department issues a range of occupational licences. To find out more information about occupational licensing and to search for current license holders by industry group, use the following searches:
This website is made available by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (the department). Your access to this website, and the provision of digital services by the department via this website, is subject to these Terms and Conditions of Use (Terms). In addition, there may be additional terms which apply to the provision of specific digital services via this website (Service Specific Terms).
12 month discount on licensing fees – 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
On 31 March 2020, the State Government announced a COVID-19 coronavirus economic and health relief package. The package includes providing a 12 month discount on licensing and similar fees for the 12 month period between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 to assist small and medium-sized businesses.
While the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is changing rapidly, we remain focussed on delivering our services while adhering to advice from Government to protect the health and safety of our staff and the wider community.
The department is planning for a range of scenarios and endeavouring to ensure continuity of service.
A number of functions can be performed remotely or by using our online services if required. Should this become increasingly necessary, then staff will also be available to provide assistance via telephone.
DMIRS is committed to open, transparent, and accountable decision-making. In line with this commitment the Transparency Policy supports our goal to improve the access and use of government data/information to deliver better outcomes for the community as outlined in DMIRS Strategic Plan Towards 2024.
DMIRS is committed to promoting its decision making and processes to be open, transparent and accountable.