What we do
The Offshore Infrastructure Regulator (OIR) is responsible for overseeing work health and safety, infrastructure integrity, and environmental management for offshore renewable energy infrastructure and offshore electricity transmission infrastructure in the Commonwealth offshore area.
To fulfil our legislated functions we are responsible for:
- assessing management plans
- undertaking inspections to monitor compliance
- undertaking investigations to verify and learn from non-compliance
- undertaking enforcement actions to correct and deter non-compliance
- promoting and advising, with the objective of fostering continuous improvement in industry performance
The OIR also provides specialist technical advice to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) to support the assessment of offshore renewable energy proposals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Proponents are encouraged to engage with the Regulator early on in the project planning phase. If you would like further information about the regime or wish to clarify regulatory requirements, contact email@example.com.