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Hazardous Waste Permit - Australian Government

Description

You may need this permit if you intend to export, import or transit hazardous waste through a different country on the way to its final destination. You will also be required to comply with the Basel Convention if you intend to apply for a permit to export hazardous waste.

The Basel Convention is an international treaty to which Australia is a signatory. Under the Convention, Australia has a responsibility to ensure that hazardous wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner - including an obligation to control and reduce international movements of hazardous waste.

A permit will not be granted unless the hazardous waste will be disposed by a method that is within the scope of Section A of Annex IV to the Basel Convention.

Hazardous wastes are prescribed in the Basel Convention and generally have characteristics such as being:

  • flammable
  • explosive
  • poisonous
  • toxic
  • exotoxic
  • infectious.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

An applicant must have:

  • appropriate insurance
  • evidence of financial viability
  • in the case of all export permits, a written contract or chain of contracts, covering all movements, starting with the notifier and terminating at the disposal facility
  • in the case of all Basel export permits, detailed evidence that the waste will be managed in an environmentally sound manner.

Please note that permits are only issued to persons within Australian jurisdiction.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $6496.00

Transit Permit. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $8813.00

Import Permit. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $15751.00

Export Permit (for operations which may lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses). Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $43564.00

Export Permit (for operations other than those which may lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses). Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $5539.00

Levy - flat rate charge on each new permit application. Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $17894.00

Export Permit (for operations other than those which may lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses). Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $7163.00

Export Permit (for operations which may lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses). Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $3140.00

Import Permit. Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $2693.00

Transit Permit. Fees for 2024-25

Forms

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) (OECD Decision) Regulations 1996 Australian Government

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996 Australian Government

Approval time

If you are applying to export or import waste to or from an OECD country, the Department has 40 days in which to process your application. If you are applying to export or import waste to or from a country that is a party to the Basel Convention, the Department has 60 days in which to process your application.

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment Protection

Contact details

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