You are required to obtain this Environmental Authority to operate the environmentally relevant activity of pig keeping at 400 or more standard pig units.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Pig keeping
Pig keeping consists of keeping 400 or more standard pig units of pigs.
The activity does not include keeping pigs for no longer than is reasonably necessary for sale, slaughter or transport.
The Environmental Protection Act requires an entity (e.g an operator) to be registered as a suitable operator to carry out an environmentally relevant activity such as pig keeping. The application for registration as a suitable operator must be made to the Department of Environment and Heritage. More information on how to apply can be provided by contacting the office at the end of this summary sheet.
The environmental authority can be transferred.
An application to transfer an environmental authority may be made by the holder of that authority. The application must be signed by the existing holder and the proposed holder(s) of the environmental authority. More information on how to apply can be provided by contacting the office below.
The Environmental Protection Act requires that the proposed holder is a registered suitable operator. Department of Environment and Heritage will check the applicants suitability..
An environmental authority remains in force unless it is surrendered or cancelled.
Annual fee 3501 to 8000 standard pig units
Annual fee 400 to 3500 standard pig units
Annual fee 8001 or more standard pig units
Environmental authority-new activity - $589 + 30% of annual fee (variation or site-specific application)
Submit an application to the departments Intensive Livestock Environmental Regulation Unit at the address given in the contact list at the end of this summary sheet..
The department may request from you further information that may be required to enable a decision be made on the environmental authority.
The Business Queensland website includes a Forms and fees finder: environmental authorities, which can be used to determine which environmental authority is applicable, the administering authority, the forms and fees applicable and whether or not a development approval is also required.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Queensland)
Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (Queensland)
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