NOPSEMA consultation and public comment

Providing opportunities for public participation and consultation is an integral part of transparency. This site will help you find and participate in public comment consultations that may be of interest.

Recently updated public comment consultations are displayed below.

It is important to note that the environment plan and offshore project proposals that are ‘open for comment’ have not undergone assessment by NOPSEMA and have been published to NOPSEMA’s website following an administrative check only. NOPSEMA’s formal assessment process will commence when the titleholder or proponent submits their environment plan or offshore proposal following the public comment process.

For guidance on providing effective comments, refer to Consultation on offshore petroleum environment plans and Consultation in the course of preparing an environment plan.

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Open Consultations

  • Otway Offshore Gas Victoria Project Proposal

    Project name: Otway Offshore Gas Victoria Project Proponent: Beach Energy (Operations) Limited Titles (if relevant): VIC/P43, VIC/P73 and T/30P Submission type: Offshore Project Proposal Draft for public comment - Otway Offshore Gas Victoria Project Proposal Project...

    Closes 20 May 2024

Closed Consultations

  • Offshore Gas Victoria Drilling Program

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Beach Energy (Operations) Limited (Beach), proposes to undertake a Drilling Program within Commonwealth waters of the Otway and Bass Basins. The proposed scope of the Drilling Program covered by this EP consists...

    Closed 28 March 2024

  • Eureka 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. The Eureka 3D MSS is a typical 3D survey using methods and procedures similar to others conducted in Australian waters. The Active Source Area (ASA) comprises the area within which 3D seismic acquisition will be...

    Closed 22 March 2024

  • Regia MSS

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. CGG Services Australia (CGG) is proposing to undertake the Regia three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) in Commonwealth waters of the Otway Basin. The purpose of the Regia 3D MSS is to collect...

    Closed 26 February 2024

  • Draft revision of diving guidelines 2024

    Following feedback received during consultation with industry and government agencies, NOPSEMA has significantly revised its diving guidelines. This includes splitting the guidelines into three separate documents to address specific topics, which includes: Diving - General Diving...

    Closed 19 February 2024

  • Otway Exploration Drilling Program

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. ConocoPhillips Australia SH1 Pty Ltd and ConocoPhillips Australia SH2 Pty Ltd (‘ConocoPhillips Australia’) are planning to undertake exploration activities in offshore permits VIC/P79 and T/49P located in...

    Closed 18 December 2023