National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Regulator function

Regulating offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage facilities and activities in Commonwealth waters, and in designated coastal waters where regulatory functions and powers have been conferred.


  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and associated regulations.
  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 and associated regulations

Regulated community

Offshore oil gas and greenhouse industry


Industry, Science and Resources

Internal to department / external entity


Ministerial Statement of Expectations date

29 June 2022

Regulator Statement of Intent date

2 September 2022