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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 helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Protecting public health has been a critical dimension of EPA Victoria’s role since it was established in 1971. As of 14 December 2016, EPA Victoria is responsible for delivering environmental public health functions as they relate to human health impacts from past, present and potential future waste and pollution. EPA Victoria does this by:
Waste and pollution health queries can now be made through EPA’s customer service centre by calling 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC), rather than contacting the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
DHHS remains responsible for delivering environmental public health functions as they relate to hazards connected to human illness and program areas for which DHHS has a statutory responsibility (for example, heat stress).
For more information, please visit DHHS’s websites.
The Victorian Government has a role to play in protecting the community from the effects of climate change and weather events.
Community-wide environmental health hazards include contaminated land and noise.
There are several potential environmental health hazards in the home, including mercury and asbestos.
A page for environmental health professionals that includes information environmental health officers need for remediation of clandestine laboratories.
Page last updated on 16 Dec 2016