Licence to Undertake an Activity Prohibited by a Chemical Control Order - New South Wales


You may require this licence if you intend to undertake an activity prohibited by a Chemical Control Order (CCO). Activities for which this licence may be required include the manufacture, processing, distribution, conveyance, use, storage, sale or disposal of chemicals or chemical waste.

CCOs are used by the Agency to control particular chemicals and / or chemical wastes that have a significant potential to impact on the environment.

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 licence, you must submit an application including:

  • your name and address
  • the address of the premises at which you intend to carry out the activities for which the licence is sought
  • the name, or a description, of the chemical or chemical waste to which the application relates
  • details of the CCO under which you are applying for the licence
  • a list and details of the prescribed activities for which the licence is sought.


You may apply for a general or short term licence. The duration of a short term licence must be less than one year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $1460.00


Act(s) name

Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

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:

General Enquiries, Environment Line

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Phone: 02 9995 5555
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 5911
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)