EPA can take businesses and individuals to court if they don’t comply with environmental laws. These laws include the:

  • Environment Protection Act 2017
  • Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986. 

Prosecutions aim to reduce the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victoria’s environment and its people.:

A prosecution is a legal proceeding in Victoria’s court system. It’s a way to hold people to account for breaking the law. EPA prosecutions can result in penalties such as:

  • fines 
  • direction to fund a community environmental project 
  • court costs. 

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How EPA uses prosecutions to protect the environment 

Latest prosecutions

  1. I, C & J Santospirito Pty Ltd (ACN: 052 485 533)

    Geelong
  2. CARTWRIGHT, Craig

    Wodonga Magistrates' Court
  3. KOSTECKI, Joshua Luke

    Horsham
  4. Fresh Cheese Co (Aust) Pty Ltd ACN: 082 019 387

    County Court of Victoria
  5. Axcent Apartments Pty Ltd

    Melbourne
  6. HALLETT, Rodney Charles

    Ringwood
  7. Boral Resources (VIC) Pty Ltd (ACN: 004 620 731)

    Melbourne
  8. HENDERSON, David (Director, Monsbent Pty Ltd)

    Shepparton
  9. Monsbent Pty Ltd

    Shepparton