Information on this page is not current law. It details new laws intended to commence on 1 July 2021 under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

To perform a prescribed activity, you must have a permission from us. There are some situations however, where we have the power to grant an exemption from a permission. This flexibility ensures the requirement to hold a permission is in proportion to the risk of the activity. For example, we might issue an exemption where an activity has low risk to human health and the environment.  

The granting of an exemption may be subject to conditions or specific requirements. If you don’t comply with these conditions, the exemption won’t be valid. If this occurs, you may face penalties for conducting an activity without the required permission.  

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Reviewed 18 March 2020