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EPA has powers to enforce the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the Act) to prevent harm from pollution and waste.

As a business or industry, you may get a penalty if you don’t comply with the Act. For example:

  • for incidents that pose a risk to the environment or community
  • if you are a business with a history of causing environmental harm.

Penalties can range from a warning to prosecution in court. Penalties may include:

Fines are described in units. The Treasurer of Victoria sets fine units each financial year. Find out about how we calculate EPA fines. 

How to pay

Contact us to pay a fine.

Penalties

Reviewed 6 November 2019