About us

EPA’s role is to be an effective environmental regulator and an influential authority on environmental impacts.

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About EPA

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria was established in 1971 under the auspices of the Environment Protection Act 1970.

Our role is to be an effective environmental regulator and an influential authority on environmental impacts.

Our vision is for a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria.

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Who we are

EPA Victoria’s role, structure and corporate practices.
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Independent Inquiry into EPA

EPA welcomed the release of an independent review of its role and powers released by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, in May 2016.

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EPA’s environmental performance

Describes EPA’s environmental management system (EMS) and its achievements, plus the environment committee, Green Stars.
Environment Protection Act 1970.

Legislation

The legislation administered by EPA.
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Engagement policy and Environmental Citizenship Strategy

EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.

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Expertise Framework Program

EPA’s Expertise Framework Program appoints staff considered and recognised as leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour as EPA’s ‘principal experts’.

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Reference groups

EPA's reference groups represent the interests and views of Victorians who have an active interest in protecting our environment.

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News Centre

Access news and media releases from EPA.
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Careers at EPA Victoria

Do you share our vision for a sustainable Victorian community?
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EPA authorised officer complaints

The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
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Contact us

Contact details for EPA Victoria.

Page last updated on 29 Oct 2015