Annual Report 2020-21

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Richard Sellers


Kaya Wandju

Acknowledging the hard work and commitment of DMIRS staff is always a pleasure. Having commenced as Director General for only the last month of 2021, I have been impressed to learn what the staff of DMIRS have achieved over the year. Our Annual Report for 2020-21 is a way we can recognise and celebrate these achievements.

2020–21 was a year like no other presenting some quite unique challenges requiring us to keep thinking about how we can adapt.

While staff continued to work to deliver critical frontline services, drive the State’s COVID-19 response and prepare for Western Australia’s economic and social recovery, we stepped back to consider what matters to us the most – our people and the people of the Western Australian community.

To support the State Government’s changed focus and to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing situation, we developed an interim Strategic Plan – Response to the COVID-19 Environment. Our longer term plan Strategic Plan - Towards 2024 was temporarily put on hold.

This approach combined with a shared commitment to our purpose of supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector and our corporate values of being respectful, transparent, fair, ethical, responsive and forward thinking put the department in a strong position to manage the challenges of 2020–21.

I encourage you to read our report and learn more about the wide variety of work we do across the department. 

Richard Sellers
Director General

Concise Annual Report 2020-21

An overview of the performance of the department in 2020/21.

Download the concise annual report

Download the annual report

You can download the report in full or in parts as smaller files below: 

Annual report 2020-21 complete   annual report 2020-21 section_1   annual report 2020-21 section_2

annual report 2020-21 section_3   annual report 2020-21 financials   

Previous annual reports

The previous annual reports produced by the department are available here:

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