EPA administers the permissioning system under the Environment Protection Act 2017 and Environment Protection Regulations 2021.

A development licence allows you to conduct works or make changes to your activity. For example, undertaking works including constructing a new plant or installing new plant equipment.

An EPA operating licence allows a business to run certain activities at a licensed premises. For example, waste treatment and disposal.

As part of the permissioning system, EPA also assesses permits  and administers registrations  for other activities. 

You can search for permissions on our public register.


More information about licences

Reviewed 15 February 2023