Policies provide NOPSEMA's interpretation of legislative requirements.

Core policies

Assessment policy (PDF 172KB)

Inspection policy (PDF 128KB)

Investigation policy (PDF 376KB)

Enforcement policy (PDF 235KB)

Advice and promotion policy (PDF 377KB) 

Environmental management 

Offshore project proposal 

Offshore project proposal assessment policy (PDF 198KB)

Environment plan 

Environment plan assessment policy (PDF 307KB)

Environment plan levies and cost recovery policy (PDF 256KB)

Financial assurance 

Financial assurance requirements for petroleum titles policy (PDF 126KB)

Environmental inspections 

Petroleum environmental inspections policy (PDF 197KB)

Safety & integrity 

Operator nomination & registration

Operator nomination, registration and deregistration policy (PDF 75KB)

Scope of validation for a proposed facility 

Validation policy (PDF 154KB)

Facility safety case

Safety case assessment policy (PDF 236KB)

Safety case levies policy (PDF 213KB)

Well operations management plan 

Well operations management plan assessment policy (PDF 540KB)

Diving safety management system

Diving submission assessment policy (PDF 166KB)

OHS inspection

OHS planned inspection policy (PDF 260KB)

Well integrity inspection

Well integrity planned inspection policy (PDF 225KB)

Petroleum safety zone application 

Petroleum safety zone assessments policy (PDF 198KB)

Health and safety representatives 

HSR assistance by consultant policy (PDF 183KB)


Liaison policy (PDF 497KB)

Sharing information with Australian and international agencies policy (PDF 125KB)

Exemptions policy (PDF 98KB) 

Public interest disclosure policy (PDF 159KB)