Victoria’s agricultural sector is a vital contributor to economic growth, and social and economic wellbeing across Victoria. When farming operations are sustainably managed, they can help preserve and restore critical habitats, protect watersheds, and improve soil health and water quality. When practised without care, the sector also has the potential for a range of environmental threats and impacts.

EPA gives information on the potential environmental impact of your agricultural business. This is to help you minimise any harm to the environment from your farming activities.

The guidance includes information on:

  • livestock planning
  • waste
  • chemicals
  • noise
  • water
  • sediment and dust control. 

The agriculture sector guide (publication 1819) can help you identify which of your activities could cause harm from pollution and waste. It outlines a simple four-step process to help you manage your risks.

Livestock planning

Wastes

Chemicals

Noise

Water

Sediment and dust control

This page is for information only. It may not always be relevant to your farm and does not cover all impacts from your operation. You should continue to seek advice and information from other sources such as your agro-consultant, local councillocal Catchment Management Authority, and Agriculture Victoria. It does not constitute legal advice and you should seek your own legal advice.

This page was copied from EPA's old website. It was last updated on 26 June 2019.

Reviewed 15 March 2021