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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Free apps to help protect health and the environment.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
For more information, also refer to the Environment Protection Act 1970 and Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017.
The State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) provides a framework for the protection and management of water quality in Victoria, covering surface waters, estuarine and marine waters and groundwaters across the State.
Get details about the State Environment Protection Policy (Waters)
Get details about the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986.
The Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Regulations 2012 support the Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986. The Regulations set out to whom, how and within what time frame a discharge or probable discharge of oil or an oily mixture must be notified and reported. They prescribe the form of a ship’s oil record book, the circumstances in which entries must be made in an oil record and other matters relating to the retention of oil record books.
The Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Regulations 2012 are available online at the Victorian Law Today Library. Hard copies (paper) are available from the Information Victoria Bookshop and for viewing at the EPA Victoria Library.
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments ("the Ballast Water Management Convention"), which introduces global regulations to control the transfer of potentially invasive species, entered into force both internationally and in Australia on 8 September 2017. As a result, EPA Victoria no longer regulates domestic ballast water management in Victoria.
Requirements for the Commonwealth Government for the management of domestic ballast water can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources' website.
Page last updated on 15 Nov 2018