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. SUGGATE, James Anthony (Director, Immix Integrated Metal Management Pty Ltd)

    Wodonga Magistrates' Court
  2. FONSEKA, Vidanelage Tharanga Darshana

  3. AG Store Pty Ltd

  4. WATSON, Joel Charles (Director, AG Store Pty Ltd)

  5. HANSEN, Katelyn

    Heidelberg Magistrates' Court
  6. Planet Safe Timber Pty Ltd (ACN 150 262 650)

  7. Lenbridge Willows Pty Ltd

    Heidelberg Magistrates' Court
  8. Van Hessen Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 006 312 616)

  9. Kyle Road Developments Pty Ltd