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Business and industry must pay fees for:

You may also need to pay landfill and prescribed industrial waste (PIW) levies.

Fees are described in units. The Treasurer of Victoria sets fee units each financial year. Find out how we calculate EPA fees.

Charges for most EPA licences and approvals comply with the Environment Protection (Fees) Regulations 2012.

How to pay

Contact us to pay a fee.

Fees for works approvals and licences

Approval type  Fee for 2019–20
Works approval

The greater of:

  • 1% of the total estimated cost of capital works in a works approval
  • $1,212.

The maximum fee payable is $66,645.

Works approval exemption No fee
Research, development and demonstration approval $888.60
Licensing (long-route licence)

The greater of:

  • 1% of the total estimated cost of capital works in a works approval
  • $1,212.

The maximum fee payable is $66,645.

Licence amendment

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the current annual licence fee
  • $1,258.90. 
Licence transfer

The lesser of:

  • 10% of the current annual licence fee
  • $518.40

Fees for transport of prescribed industrial waste (PIW) 2019–20

Type or class of PIW Less than 1.5 tonnes Equal to or more tham 1.5 tonnes but less than 30 tonnes 30 tonnes or more 
Putrescible organic wastes or inert sludges or slurries, clinical and related wastes (R100, K100, K120, K200, T130 only). $288.80 $581.30 $1,525.50
Prescribed waste not specified elsewhere in this table (all other waste codes). $436.90 $725.70 $2,103.10
Prescribed waste which is explosive, flammable or highly reactive (G100–G160, E100–E130 only). $507.30 $870.10 $2,395.60

Find out more about fees

Reviewed 6 November 2019