Sea Dumping Activities Permits - Australian Government

Description

You will require one of these permits if you intend to perform sea dumping activities in Australian waters and from any Australian vessel, aircraft or platform anywhere at sea.

Sea dumping includes:

  • deliberate disposal into the sea of wastes or other matters from vessels, aircraft, platforms or other man-made structures at sea
  • deliberate disposal into the sea of vessels, aircraft, platforms, or other man-made structures at sea
  • storage of wastes or other matter in the seabed and the subsoil thereof from vessels, aircraft, platforms, or other man-made structures at sea
  • abandonment or toppling at site of platforms or other man-made structures at sea, for the sole purpose of deliberate disposal.

Australian waters stretch from the low water mark of the Australian shoreline out to 200 nautical mile, but does not include waters within the limits of a state or territory.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Requirements will vary according to the proposed application.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Dredged material. Fees will vary between $10 000 and $23 500 depending on the volume of material being dredged. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $12700.00 Disposal of a vessel or platform at sea. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $10000.00 Artificial reef. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $1675.00 Burial at sea. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $5000.00

Dispose bulky items from small islands. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $5000.00 Sewage sludge. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $5000.00 Fish waste or industrial dish processing operation. Fees for 2022-23
Vary Variation All $860.00 Fees for 2022-23

Forms

Act(s) name

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Regulations 1983 Australian Government

Application process

Apply

Two copies of your application form and any additional documents must be included with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Contact details

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