The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is a Commonwealth statutory agency regulating the:

  • health and safety

  • structural integrity and

  • environmental management

of all offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters, and in coastal waters where state powers have been conferred.

Our role

  • Work with the industry, workforce, stakeholders and other authorities to ensure the offshore petroleum industry properly controls all safety, integrity and environmental risks

  • Independently administer offshore petroleum safety, integrity and environmental management legislation

  • Promote a legislative framework that encourages continuous improvement of safety, integrity and environmental performance of the offshore petroleum industry

  • Develop people, processes and systems that are efficient and effective.

Our vision

  • Safe and environmentally responsible Australian offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage industries.

Our purpose

  • To independently and professionally regulate offshore safety, well integrity and environmental management.

Our values

  • Professionalism – we will be accountable, consistent, reasonable and act in accordance with the law.

  • Ethics – we will demonstrate respect and integrity in all we do.

  • Impartiality – we will make our decisions on the merits of the circumstances.

  • Leadership – we will be proactive, inclusive and decisive in our conduct as a pre-eminent regulator.