Hazardous waste is reportable priority waste (RPW). Previously it was called prescribed industrial waste (PIW). You need a permission to transport RPW.
Transporting hazardous waste laws in place from 1 July 2021
From 1 July 2021, you need a permission to transport reportable priority waste (transport), unless the net load is less than 50 kilograms or litres, and there is no fee or reward.
Permissions for transporting waste
You can apply for a permission on the EPA portal.
These permissions include conditions to help you manage risks. The person who holds the permission is responsible for meeting the conditions. This means making sure everyone involved in transporting waste has the right training and supervision. You might need to provide evidence of this, such as internal operating procedures or staff training records.
Transport permissions are valid for five years. EPA can revoke or suspend a permission, including if the permission holder:
- doesn’t meet the conditions
- gives us misleading information
- isn’t a fit and proper person.
Permissions for transporting waste interstate
You need an A11 permit to bring controlled waste – the interstate equivalent of reportable priority waste (transport) – into Victoria. You need an A12 permit to take reportable priority waste (transport) out of Victoria.
Reviewed 29 September 2021