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David Smith

Kaya Wandju

I am pleased to present our Annual Report for 2019-20.

As evidenced in this annual report, DMIRS continues to play a unique role in supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.


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.

Transparency Policy

DMIRS is committed to promoting its decision making and processes to be open, transparent and accountable.


An organisation chart detailing the DMIRS leadership structure.


The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety issues a broad range of occupational licences across many different industry sectors. You can search for information on licence holders or find information on applying for, renewing, or updating occupational licences using the links below.


An archive of all previous annual reports for both the former departments is provided.

Annual Reports - DMIRS

Online Annual Reports - DMIRS 

The department also provides DMIRS Annual Reports as a browseable microsites. 


In September 2015 the former Government released a Regulatory Reform Policy Statement with a focus on red tape reduction. Considerable work has been undertaken across the department to address any duplicate or confusing regulations, simplify forms and paperwork, and remove any unnecessary compliance burden for both individuals and businesses.

Red tape reduction suggestion

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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to strengthening the conduct and integrity of our duties for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

To achieve this, we comply with the Western Australia Public Sector – Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics are expressed in three key principles:



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