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EPA administers laws and regulations that protect our environment and health from pollution and waste in Victoria.

Acts we administer include:

  • Environment Protection Act 1970
  • Environment Protection Act 2017
  • Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986
  • National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995

These Acts aim to:

  • prevent pollution and environmental damage by setting environmental quality objectives
  • establish programs to protect the environment
  • meet objectives to preserve environmental quality.

The Acts have evolved to:

  • keep pace with the world's best practice in environment protection regulation
  • meet the needs of the community.

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Reviewed 28 October 2019