Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is an independent statutory authority under the Environment Protection Act 2017. The Act defines EPA’s powers, duties and functions, and provides a framework for the prevention and control of:

  • air
  • land and water pollution
  • industrial noise
  • waste.

We work with:

  • the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Sustainability Victoria
  • seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups.

We work together under the Victorian Government's Waste and Resource Recovery portfolio. The portfolio reduces waste to landfill. It does this with local councils, industry and the Australian Government to increase the recovery of resources. This reduces the impact of waste on the environment.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • DELWP – makes strategies, plans and policies to achieve Victoria’s waste and recycling goals.
  • Sustainability Victoria – promotes environmental sustainability in the use of resources. It also develops the statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP).
  • Waste and Resource Recovery Groups – the primary contact for local government and businesses for waste and resource recovery systems and services.

Read more about the key roles and responsibilities of each agency.

More about our partners

How we work with local government

How we work with reference groups


Reviewed 5 October 2020