Research, Development and Demonstration Approval - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to perform a research, development or demonstration project. This approval is available to all businesses.

Due to the differing nature of commercial activities and genuine research, development or demonstration, this approval is available instead of approval of works. Large projects that pose the same level of risk of environmental impact as an established commercial-scale industrial process will have to undergo the usual works approval.

When a commercial operation is proposed following a research, development or demonstration project, a works approval must be obtained.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Might need

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Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$836.40

Fees for 2016-17.

Application

Apply

Please submit your application form, any associated documents and the fee directly with the Agency.

You will need to attach supporting documentation to your application form outlining the following:

  • Purpose and expected outcomes;
  • Scale and dimension;
  • Duration;
  • Potential environmental impact;
  • Monitoring plans;
  • Contingency plans; and
  • Certificate of Incorporation.

Approval time

30 days.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Environment Protection Authority Victoria


Operating address:
200 Victoria Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4395
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 372 842

Fax:

03 9695 2610
contact@epa.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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