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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing and works approval guidance.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
EPA uses social media channels to engage with Victorians on our day-to-day activity.
This page provides a snapshot of the different instruments and documents in our legal framework – including how they are used and how they relate to each other.
EPA’s primary Act is the Environment Protection Act 1970 (‘EP Act’; Word 1.8MB, Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents). Guide to the Environment Protection Act gives a brief overview.
We also jointly administer the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 (‘POWBONS Act’; PDF 1.9MB, Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents).
We also administer the National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995.
Page last updated on 1 Sep 2014
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Following the State Election held on 29 November 2014,
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