Regulatory levies

The then Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Act 2003 amended the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967, creating NOPSEMA and providing that NOPSEMA be funded through industry levies. The equivalent provisions can be found in Part 6.9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). The Offshore Petroleum (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 imposes the levies and its Regulations prescribe how the levies are worked out and when they are due and payable.

The levies include:

  • safety investigation levy, to be imposed on the operator of a facility in relation to the investigation, by NOPSEMA, of an accident or dangerous occurrence at that facility, above a set threshold

  • safety case levy, an annual levy to be imposed in relation to a facility (which includes licensed pipelines)

There is a standard form for notifying NOPSEMA of the number of days a mobile facility is not being operated as a facility in Safety Authority waters.

For more information see the cost recovery and levies page.