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About EPA fees

Business and industry must pay fees for:

You may also need to pay waste levies.

There are fees for vehicle noise tests and freedom of information (FOI) requests.

Fees are described in units. The Treasurer of Victoria sets fee units each financial year. 

Charges for most EPA permissions and approvals comply with the Environment Protection Regulations 2021

How to pay

Application fees do not include GST.

By credit card

To pay by credit card, call 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).

By EFT (electronic funds transfer)

Email accounts.receivable@epa.vic.gov.au for bank details and requirements.

By cheque

Mail cheques, payable to ‘Environment Protection Authority’, to:

Attention: Accounts Payable
EPA Victoria
GPO Box 4395
Melbourne Victoria 3001

In person

Pay in cash or by cheque or credit card at any EPA office.

Contact us

For more information about fees, including making payments, refund requests or fee waivers, contact us.

Fees for development licences

Type Fee in 2021–22 Fee units
New

The greater of:

  • 1% of the estimated cost
  • $1,229.90

Max. fee $67,635

81.83

Max. 4500

Transfer $784.87 52.22
Administrative amendment $847.99 56.42

Amendment to extend period in force

$847.99

56.42
Amendment – any other case

$3,663.26 (+$96.19/hr if >38.1hrs)

Max. fee $10,625.61

 

243.73 (+6.4/hour if >38.1hrs)

Max. 706.96

Exemption fee

$1,034.06 (+$94.54/hr if >10.9hrs)

Max. fee $11,728.21

68.8 (+6.29/hour if >10.9hrs)

Max. 780.32

Fees for operating licences

Type Fee in 2021–22 Fee units
New

$1,274.24 (+$98.15/hr if >13hrs)

Max. fee $14,509.21

84.78(+6.53/hr if >13hrs)

Max. 965.35

New (following development licence) No fee No fee
Transfer

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • $784.87

Max. fee $784.87

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • 52.22

Max. 52.22

Administrative amendment

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • $883.61

Max. fee $883.61

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • 58.79

Max. 58.79

Amendment – any other case

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • $1,974.04 (+$98.30/hr if >20.1hrs)

Max. fee $17,517.62

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • 131.34  (+6.54/hour if >20.1hrs)

Max. 1,165.51

Surrender

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • $2,284.71

Max. fee $2,284.71

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the last annual fee
  • 152.01

Max. 152.01

Exemption

$1,034.06 (+$94.54/hr if >10.9hrs)

Max. fee $11,728.21

68.8 (+6.29/hour if >10.9hrs)

Max. 780.32

Fees for pilot project licences

Type Fee in 2021–22 Fee units
New

$15,742.27 (+$107.92/hr if >145.9hrs)

Max. fee $35,487

1,047.39 (+7.18/hr if >145.9hrs)

Max. 2,361.11

Transfer

$784.87

52.22

Administrative amendment

$847.99

56.42

Amendment to extend period in force

$847.99

56.42

Amendment – any other case

$3,663.26 (+$96.19/hr if >38.1hrs)

Max. fee $10,625.61

243.73 (+6.4/hr if >38.1hrs)

Max. 706.96

Fees for permits

Type Fee in 2020–21 Fee units
Vehicle permit (new) $373.19 24.83
Vehicle permit (new – temporary only) $93.34 6.21
Vehicle permit transfer $128.81 8.57
Vehicle permit amendment $209.07 13.91
Vehicle permit surrender $107.16 7.13
Vehicle permit exemption – interstate authorisation (s68) $209.07 13.91
Vehicle permit exemption (s82) $209.07 13.91
Vehicle permit renewal $46.44 3.09
Transport waste into Victoria $229.06 15.24
New permit* $1,891.98 125.88 
Transfer permit* $784.87 52.22 
Amend permit*

$343.74 (+$87.17/hr if >3.9hrs)

Max. fee $4,396.58

22.87 (+5.89FU/hr if >3.9hrs)

Max. 292.52

Surrender permit* $707.61 47.08
Permit exemption*

$686.57 (+$107.62/hr if >6.4hrs)

Max. fee $1,097.64

45.68 (+7.16FU/hr if >6.4hrs)

Max. 73.03

Permit renewal* $429.26 28.56
New permit – extended hours and/or outdoor concerts $728.50 48.47
* Relevant activity is defined in the Regulations

Fees for registrations

Type Fee in 2020–21 Fee units
Vehicle registration – new

$216.13

14.38
Vehicle registration – exemption (s68 interstate authorisation) $209.07 13.91
Vehicle registration – renewal $39.08 2.6
Registrations (other) – new No fee No fee

Other fees

Type Fee in 2020–21 Fee units
Emergency storage/use of waste

$1,063.67* (+$97.24/hr if >10.9hrs)

Max. fee $12,640.08

70.77* (+6.47FU/hr if >10.9hrs)

Max. 840.99

Exemption (s459)

$686.57 (+$107.62/hr if >6.4hrs)

Max. fee $13,350.56

45.68 (+7.16FU/hr if >6.4hrs)

Max. 888.26

Better Environment Plan – assistance

$104.31/hr

Max. fee $8,923.61

6.94FU/hr

Max. 593.72

Better Environment Plan – submission

$1,552,45 (+$104.31/hr if >14.9hrs)

Max. fee $8,923.61

103.29 (+6.94FU/hr if >14.9hrs)

Max. 593.72

Better Environment Plan – amendment

$1,552.45 (+$104.31/hr if >14.9hrs)

Max. fee $8,923.61

103.29 (+6.94FU/hr if >14.9hrs)

Max. 593.72

Accredited consigner – appointment $531.31 35.35
Requesting review of the form of financial assurance $3,370.93 224.28
Requesting release of financial assurance $1,165.58 77.55
* The Authority may waive the fee prescribed by this regulation if the Authority is satisfied that the application is for an authorisation for the purposes of (a) meeting a temporary emergency or (b) providing for the temporary relief of a public nuisance or community hardship.

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Reviewed 14 December 2021