People, planning and performance

Organisational structure

NOPSEMA’s organisational structure comprises two regulatory divisions, one regulatory support division, and a Legal Team. Each division report to the Chief Executive Officer. This structure provides NOPSEMA with clear lines of responsibility and supports sound corporate governance, stakeholder engagement activities, and compliance efforts. For more information see the Organisational structure page

APS employee census report

NOPSEMA participates in the Australian Public Service (APS) annual employee census which collects information on attitudes and opinions of employees on a voluntary basis. The results of the annual are presented to staff, whom are provided an opportunity to make suggestions on how to address any areas of concern. The feedback gathered from staff, along with the survey results, are used to inform the organisations activities focusing on celebrating, monitoring and actioning. For more information see the APS employee census report for 2019 (PDF 503KB).

Ministerial statement of expectations

The Ministerial statement of expectations (PDF 451KB) sets out the responsible Commonwealth Minister’s expectations of NOPSEMA in discharging its functions under the OPGGS Act and associated regulations, as well as under other relevant legislation.  

The NOPSEMA CEO statement of intent (PDF 106KB) sets out how NOPSEMA’s CEO will meet the expectations of the responsible Commonwealth Minister as set out in the Ministerial Statement of Expectations of October 2019.

Corporate plan

The NOPSEMA Corporate plan 2019-24 sets the direction for NOPSEMA over the next 5 years, from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. The plan was prepared under the OPGGS Act, and for paragraph 35(1)(b) of the PGPA Act, in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rules 2014.

Regulator Performance Framework

The key performance indicators (KPIs) in NOPSEMA’s corporate plans have been set to align with the KPIs of the Regulator Performance Framework. The Framework, which came into effect 1 July 2015, is an important part of the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to reduce the cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation.

The Framework sets out six outcomes-based KPIs covering reducing regulatory burden, communications, risk-based and proportionate approaches, efficient and coordinated monitoring, transparency, and continuous improvement. For more information or to view the Framework see the Cutting Red Tape website at cuttingredtape.gov.au.

The alignment of NOPSEMA’s KPIs with the requirements of the Framework has allowed NOPSEMA to provide a clear and consistent single report on its performance as a regulator to stakeholders each year. The first annual reporting period for the Framework concluded on 30 June 2016, after which NOPSEMA published an assessment of its performance against the Framework in the Annual Performance Statements within its annual report.

A key requirement of the Framework is the external validation of our self-assessment report by our Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC) which for NOPSEMA, is the Growth Centres Advisory Committee (GCAC). To read the GCACs external validation report for 2018-19 see Report - Regulatory Performance Framework GCAC external review 2019 (PDF 171KB).

Independent reviews

NOPSEMA is subject to a number of independent reviews of its regulatory performance and its performance as the sole environment regulator in Commonwealth waters. For more information see the Independent reviews page.

Compliance reporting

Annual report

The NOPSEMA annual report covers NOPSEMA's operations and activities conducted during the financial year. In compliance with the OPGGS Act and PGPA Act this report is tabled in both Houses of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Remuneration paid to executives and highly paid staff

From 2016-17 NOPSEMA, along with other Australian Government agencies, will be providing greater transparency of remuneration of our senior executives and staff members.

Remuneration paid to executives in 2017–18

Total remuneration

Executive no.

Average reportable salary

Average contributed superannuation

Average allowances

Average total remuneration

$250,001 to $275,000

 1

 $224,414

$34,276 

 $0

 $258,690

$325,001 to $350,000

3

$288,506 

 $49,450

$0

$337,956

$425,001 to $450,000

1

$371,777

$55,491

$0

$427,268

Total

5

       
Remuneration paid to highly paid staff in 2017-18

Total remuneration

Executive no.

Average reportable salary

Average contributed superannuation

Average allowances

Average total remuneration

$200,001 to $225,000

7

$180,022

$33,567

$0

$213,588

$225,001 to $250,000

20

 $202,202

 $34,282

 $17

 $236,500

$250,001 to $275,000

20

 $223,197

 $34,197

 $17

 $257,410

$275,001 to $300,000

3

$247,341

$41,333

$0

$288,673

$300,001 to $325,000

7

$269,385

$43,195

$0

$312,580

$325,001 to $350,000

6

$288,126

$44,718

$0

$332,842

Total

63

       
Previous financial years

Remuneration paid to executives in 2016-17

Total remuneration

Executive no.

Average reportable salary

Average contributed superannuation

Average allowances

Average total remuneration

$200,000 and less

1

$153,823

$23,689

--

 $177,512

$200,001 to $225,000

1

$182,716 

$29,952 

 --

$212,669 

$275,001 to $300,000

1

 $276,763

 $15,182

 --

$291,945 

$300,001 to $325,000

1

$273,214 

 $44,957

 --

 $318,171

$325,001 to $350,000

1

$275,304 

 $55,058

 $556

$330,918

$400,001 to $425,000

1

 $354,553

 $57,739

 $0

$412,293

Total

6

       

Remuneration paid to highly paid staff in 2016-17

Total remuneration

Executive no.

Average reportable salary

Average contributed superannuation

Average allowances

Average total remuneration

$200,001 to $225,000

11

$181,177

$34,005

$946

$216,129

$225,001 to $250,000

 19

 $201,742

 $32,973

 $695

 $235,410

$250,001 to $275,000

 11

 $218,882

 $35,101

 $400

 $254,383

$275,001 to $300,000

5

$250,501

$40,290

$8,320

$299,111

$300,001 to $325,000

6

$266,809

$42,822

$4,809

$314,440

$325,001 to $350,000

5

$282,637

$45,553

$338

$326,527

$350,001 to $375,000

 1

 $309,657

 $46,595

 $0

 $356,252

Total

58

       

Gifts & hospitality register

1 January - 31 December 2020

Departmental and agency contracts

Pursuant to the Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts the following documents set out contracts entered into by NOPSEMA which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more.

Financial years

Contracts entered into by NOPSEMA which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which:

      • have not been fully performed as at 30 June, or

      • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June.

Senate Order Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 (PDF 51KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 (PDF 51KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 (PDF 106KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 (PDF 52KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 (PDF 69KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 (PDF 35KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 (PDF 132KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 (PDF 20KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (PDF 24KB)

Consultancy Services let of $10,000 or more - 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (PDF 21KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 (PDF 16KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 (PDF 104KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 (PDF 21KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006 (PDF 16KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 (PDF 16KB)

Calendar years

Contracts entered into by NOPSEMA which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which:

      • have not been fully performed as at 31 December, or

      • have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December.

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 (PDF 49KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 (PDF 136KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 (PDF 89KB)

Senate Order on Deparmental and Agency Contracts - 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 (PDF 29KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012 (PDF 26KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011 (PDF 24KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010 (PDF 10KB)

Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts - 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009 (PDF 16KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 (PDF 111KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007 (PDF 26KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006 (PDF 20KB)

Senate order on departmental and agency contracts - 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005 (PDF 14KB)

Statement of legal services expenditure

Under paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017, NOPSEMA is required to release to the public certain information about its expenditure on legal services. The following reports fulfil the mandatory reporting requirements.

Financial years

Legal services expenditure for 2018 -19 (PDF 46KB)

Legal services expenditure for 2017-18 (PDF 99KB)

Legal services expenditure for 2016-17 (PDF 99KB)

Legal services expenditure for 2015-16 (PDF 71KB)

Legal services expenditure for 2014-15 (PDF 21KB)

Legal services expenditure for 2013-14 (PDF 21KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2012-13 (PDF 75KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2011-12 (PDF 20KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2010-11 (PDF 11KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2009-10 (PDF 11KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2008-09 (PDF 19KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2007-08 (PDF 11KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2006-07 (PDF 35KB)

Legal Services Expenditure for 2005-06 (PDF 37KB)


Procurement at NOPSEMA

As a Corporate Commonwealth Entity, NOPSEMA follows the Australian Government's Procurement Rules and applies the following principles:

a) value for money

b) encouraging competition 

c) efficient, effective and ethical use of resources

d) accountability and transparency.