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Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
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Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
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EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
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EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
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The value of fee and penalty units is set by the Treasurer of Victoria for each financial year. Current and future fee and penalty unit values can be accessed at the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Indexation of fees and penalties web page (DTF website).
The values for the 2017–18 financial year were gazetted (Victoria Government Gazette Number 13; PDF 4.4MB) on 30 March 2017 and are as follows:
The values for the 2018–19 financial year were gazetted (Victoria Government Gazette Number S 145; PDF 301KB) on 29 March 2018 and are as follows:
The schedule of fees for the majority of EPA-administered licences and approvals is prescribed under the Environment Protection (Fees) Regulations 2012. This includes fees for:
Application fees do not include GST. EPA does not issue invoices for application fees.
The greater of:
The maximum fee payable is 4500 fee units ($63,990)
The maximum fee payable is 4500 fee units ($65,025)
Works approval exemption
Research, development and demonstration approval
60 fee units ($853.20)
Licensing (long-route licence)
See works approval fee above.
The lesser of:
Type or class of prescribed waste
Less than 1.5 tonnes
Fee units (fees)
Equal to or more than 1.5 tonnes but less than 30 tonnes
Fee units (fee)
30 tonnes or more
Fee units (fee)
1. Putrescible organic wastes or inert sludges or slurries, clinical and related wastes (R100, K100, K120, K200, T130 only).
2. Prescribed waste not specified elsewhere in this table (all other waste codes).
3. Prescribed waste which is explosive, flammable or highly reactive (G100–G160, E100–E130 only).
Mail cheques, payable to ‘Environment Protection Authority’, to:
Attention Accounts Payable
GPO Box 4395
To pay by credit card, call 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bank details and requirements.
Pay in cash or by cheque or credit card at any EPA office.
Page last updated on 22 May 2018