Standards, compliance and planning

Clinical waste guidance


EPA regulates the storage, transport, treatment and disposal of clinical and related wastes in Victoria under the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009. Guidance for generators of clinical and related wastes can be found in Clinical and related waste – operational guidance (publication IWRG612).

For advice on the best-practice storage and handling of these wastes, refer to the Biohazard Waste Industry Australia and New Zealand’s (BWI) Industry code of practice for the management of biohazard waste (including clinical & related wastes) – formerly titled Industry code of practice for the management of clinical and related wastes. The latest (seventh) edition of the code was released in July 2014 and can purchased on the BWI website.

Page last updated on 15 Dec 2014