You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to:
- Export an object or substance that has been classed as hazardous waste to a foreign country; and
- Transport the substance or object through a different foreign country on the way to its final destination.
Hazardous wastes generally have characteristics such as being:
- Exotoxic; and / or
They include but are not limited to:
- Residues arising from industrial waste disposal operations;
- Metal ash and residues;
- Used batteries;
- Electronic scrap;
- Waste chemicals;
- Clinical waste;
- Solid plastic waste; and
- Waste oils.
If you are unsure if what you intend to export has been classed as hazardous waste you should consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this approval you will be required to:
- Hold a valid export permit for hazardous waste:
- Submit an application at least 81 days before you intend to transit the hazardous waste through a foreign country; and
- Provide information relating to the proposed transportation of hazardous waste.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on your approval.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Quality Division
Waste Policy Branch
Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (Australian Government)
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