Alert: Notifications at reduced capacity during COVID-19 restrictions

We are operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID 19 alert level four requirements.

Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.

For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.

This quick guide provides information about what you, as a bore owner or manager, need to do.

You must provide certain information to us and you must notify us when a notifiable accident or dangerous incident occurs. The Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961(external link) (the Regulations) set out the specific consents you need before:

  • starting drilling, suspending, or abandoning
  • a bore
  • using explosives
  • notifications.

 Apply for consent at least 30 days before any planned work consents by using the Details of Works Notice (DOWNs).

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Consents and reports required by the Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961 (PDF 76 KB)
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Consents and reports required by the Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961 - Chinese (PDF 135 KB)
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Consents and reports required by the Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961 - Korean (PDF 88 KB)
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Details of works notice (DOWNs) form (PDF 111 KB)
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Details of works notice (DOWNs) form - Chinese (PDF 155 KB)
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Details of works notice (DOWNs) form - Korean (PDF 69 KB)