Environmental Impact Referrals and Assessment - Australian Government

Description

Environmental impact referral assessment and approval is required for proposed controlled actions that are likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance. An action includes a project, development, undertaking, activity, or series of activities.

The legislation currently identifies nine matters of national environmental significance:

  • world Heritage properties
  • national heritage places
  • Ramsar wetlands of international significance
  • listed threatened species and ecological communities
  • listed migratory species
  • Commonwealth marine areas
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • nuclear actions (including uranium mining)
  • a water resource, in relation to coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.

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 Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required. Fees for 2021-22

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Environmental Impact Referrals and Assessments - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Significant Impact Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Environment Protection

Environmental Assessment and Compliance

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environment Assessment Branch

Environmental Assessment and Compliance

Environment Protection

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Toll Free: 1800 803 772
Fax: 02 6274 1789
Email: epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au