Environmental Authorisation - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this authorisation if you intend to undertake certain activities that pose a risk to the environmental (due to the nature of the activity and / or the scale of operation). There are three situations where an environmental authorisation is needed, which are categorised as class A, B or other activities depending on the level of environmental risk.

Environmental authorisations establish tailored conditions for each of these activities. These activities include:

  • waste collection, disposal, treatment and transport
  • logging and forestry operations
  • concerts and associated venue management
  • abattoir operation
  • milking facilities
  • certain manufacturing and processing activities
  • landfills
  • commercial aquaculture or mariculture
  • crematoria operation
  • motor racing
  • poultry and livestock farms
  • open air burning
  • storage, sale, use and servicing of certain products, chemicals or substances
  • extraction activities
  • major land development.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your eligibility for this authorisation is determined by the activities you are undertaking. Each activity has different requirements to prevent environmental harm.


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Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.