Waste Facility Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a waste facility. A waste facility is a site used by a waste management business for the storage, sorting, treatment, processing, or disposal of waste.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Application to the waste manager for a licence must be in writing. A licence must only be issued to those who comply with waste legislation.

The waste manager may refuse an application if:     

  • The application contains false or misleading information      
  • You have committed an waste management offense within 2 years the application.

Ongoing requirements

Licensee must continue to comply with waste legislation. The licensee must tell the waste manager of any changes to details submitted in the application.


Licences are not transferrable.


This licence does not end unless it is surrendered, cancelled or you fail to pay the next licence fee.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Waste Facility Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval time

An application must be refused or approved within 56 days after receiving it.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Act(s) name

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act 2016 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Head Office
Transport Canberra and City Services

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601




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