What it contains

This guideline explains what information is required in a works approval application. It replaces Section 2 of Works approval application guideline (publication 1307.10), which has been updated and split into 3 new publications for ease of use. You only need to refer to the relevant sections, as indicated in your generated application template. The online application checklist is available at: http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/licences-and-approvals/works-approvals. This system caters for all applications, ranging from a simple proposal through to highly complex ones. It is designed in such a way as to ensure that scope and levels of information requirements and assessments are streamlined and proportional to the environmental risk. EPA’s works approval process is designed to ensure the best and most cost-effective environmental outcomes on projects are achieved. Without works approvals there is an increased risk of industrial projects causing pollution issues and requiring expensive retrofitting. Works approvals are an opportunity to save energy and water and to reduce waste at the project design stage, creating value for a business. For details on the works approval process please see EPA’s works approval assessment process overview (publication 1657) and for supporting reference material please see Selected scheduled premises prompt sheets (publication 1659).
Publication number
Guideline; Licensing and works approvals; Licensing and works approvals
Number of pages
Release date
26 June 2017

Reviewed 31 August 2023