Approval to Designate a Transit Zone for Temporary Storage of Controlled Waste - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to temporarily store controlled waste prior to transport for disposal. Controlled waste refers to waste that is produced by, or as a result of:

  • an industrial or commercial activity
  • a medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activity
  • activities carried out on or at a laboratory
  • an apparatus for the treatment of sewage.

Controlled waste includes sewage, chemicals, asbestos, tyres, and food processing waste.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • be of good character and have no previous convictions under these or past regulations
  • include a copy of the approval from your local council to operate as a Transit Zone
  • complete the required application form
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Until waste can be transported or revoked.



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

Other resources

Approval time

10 days.

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Environmental Regulation

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Environmental Regulation

Operating address:
The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850


08 6364 7000


08 6364 7001

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