Policies provide NOPSEMA's interpretation of legislative requirements.

Core policies

Compliance strategy (PDF 445KB)

Compliance strategy COVID-19 pandemic (PDF 146KB)

Assessment policy (PDF 180KB)

Inspection policy (PDF 177KB)

Investigation policy (PDF 122KB)

Enforcement policy (PDF 234KB)

Advice and promotion policy (PDF 377KB) 

Environmental management 

Offshore project proposal 

Offshore project proposal assessment policy (PDF 288KB)

Environment plan 

Environment plan assessment policy (PDF 311KB)

Environment plan levies and cost recovery policy (PDF 265KB)

Financial assurance 

Financial assurance requirements for petroleum titles policy (PDF 178KB)

Environmental inspections 

Environmental inspections policy (PDF 218KB)

Safety & integrity 

Operator nomination & registration

Operator nomination, registration and deregistration policy (PDF 165KB)

Scope of validation for a proposed facility 

Validation policy (PDF 163KB)

Facility safety case

Safety case assessment policy (PDF 197KB)

Safety case levies policy (PDF 221KB)

Well operations management plan 

Well operations management plan assessment policy (PDF 235KB)

Diving safety management system

Diving submission assessment policy (PDF 168KB)

OHS inspection

OHS planned inspection policy (PDF 186KB)

Well integrity inspection

Well integrity planned inspection policy (PDF 155KB)

Petroleum safety zone application 

Safety zone assessment policy. (PDF 202KB)

Health and safety representatives 

HSR assistance by consultant policy (PDF 171KB)


Cost recovery policy (PDF 141KB)

Liaison policy (PDF 157KB)

Sharing information with Australian and international agencies policy (PDF 169KB)

Exemptions policy (PDF 184KB) 

Public interest disclosure policy (PDF 124KB)

Public interest disclosure standard operating procedure (PDF 153KB)

Provision of title related compliance information and advice to NOPTA policy (PDF 180KB)