Reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences

Notifying NOPSEMA of an accident or dangerous occurrence

To notify NOPSEMA of an accident or dangerous occurrence call NOPSEMA’s dedicated incident notification phone line on (08) 6461 7090. This line will be answered directly, at any time, depending on the type of incident chosen from the menu options.

Outside of office hours, on weekends and public holidays, the duty holder may leave a voicemail with their contact details and, dependent on the incident, their call will be returned within 2 hours (from 0800hrs to 2200hrs AWST). All other calls will be returned as soon as possible on the following day.

Reporting guidelines

We have provided GN0099 - Notification and reporting of accidents and dangerous occurences - Rev 10 - July 2013 (PDF 82KB) for reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences. The template FM0831 - Report of an accident, dangerous occurrence or environmental incident - Rev 8 - Jan 2015 (DOCX 127KB) may be used when reporting incidents to NOPSEMA, provided in MS Word format.

Monthly summary

Operators of offshore facilities are required to submit a monthly summary of incident information. The timing and format of this report are described in GL0033 - Deaths and injuries - monthly summary reporting - Rev 9 - June 2016 (PDF 169KB). We recommend the use of the template FM0522 - Deaths and injuries - monthly summary report - Rev 4 - December 2012 (DOC 148KB) provided in MS Word format.

Submitting incident reports

See the Making a submission to NOPSEMA page.

Reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences that occur in state or Northern Territory designation coastal waters

For offshore facilities in state or Northern Territory designated coastal waters (other than Victorian designated coastal waters), operators are required to make notifications and submit reports on accidents and dangerous occurrences (including monthly summaries of incident information) to the relevant state or Northern Territory agency. For example, for Western Australian designated waters notifications and reports are to be made to the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

For activities in Victorian designated coastal waters, operators are required to make notifications and submit reports on accidents and dangerous occurrences (including monthly summaries of incident information) to NOPSEMA.