Licensing and regulation
Industry Licensing System
The Industry Licensing System is now accepting online applications for works approvals, licences, annual licence fees and registrations. You can access the Industry Licensing System here.
Note that applications for transfers, amendments and refunds are not currently available through the Industry Licensing System. Please use the P4 and P5 forms below for these kinds of applications.
FORM P4: Application to Transfer or Amend a Licence, Works Approval or Registration (109.11 kB)
The Department of Environment and Conservation has strong regulatory powers to manage and protect the environment, particularly in areas where human activities have the potential to pollute or otherwise impact on the quality of air, land or water. Some of this is carried out through industry regulation including:
- licensing and registration of prescribed premises
- licensing of controlled waste transporters
- administration of the Environmental Protection Regulations
- ensuring emissions and discharges meet acceptable criteria
- ensuring contaminated sites are appropriately managed
- effectively responding to pollution incidents.
Issued for Implementation: Guidelines for managing asbestos at construction and demolition waste recycling facilities
Following a widespread consultation exercise DEC has considered all feedback received and made changes to the guidelines as required to address the issues raised. The Guidelines have now been issued for implementation.
DEC will shortly be undertaking amendments to Part V construction and demolition (C&D) recycling licences to incorporate the Guidelines and require the necessary improvements to ensure the requirements of the Guidelines are met.
The Guidelines have been developed by the DEC to provide guidance on measures that should be adopted by C&D recycling facilities to manage the risk of asbestos contamination of feedstocks and recycled products to reduce risks to site workers and the wider community. The Guidelines have been developed with input from both the Department of Health and WorkSafe.
Please visit the Waste Authority website for further information on potential funding for product sampling and testing:
Our role - Industry Licensing and Regulation
The department has responsibility under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 for the licensing and registration of prescribed premises, licensing of controlled waste transporters, and administration of a range of regulations. We also monitor and audit compliance with works approvals, licence conditions and regulations, take enforcement actions as appropriate, and develop and implement departmental licensing and industry regulation policy.
We fulfill our statutory licensing and regulatory role through a range of legislation. Primary licensing and regulation legislation including:
- Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986
- the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987.
Copies of the legislation can be obtained directly from the State Law Publisher's website.