Environment Protection Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you are involved in the operation of waste related services. Waste related services which require this licence include the operation of premises which dispose waste by burial (landfill), collecting, transporting or treating waste, operation of treatment waste premises or premises which process hydrocarbons.

The purpose of this approval is to manage any potential environment impacts arising from the construction, installation and operation of waste related premises.

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) will undertake an environmental impact assessment in relation to your licence application. This assessment is to ensure that any potential actions do not have an unacceptable or significant 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, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide information to allow NT EPA to assess environmental associated with your activity
  • pay any prescribed fees.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please see the attached fee schedule. Fees for 2020 - 2021.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 2019 Northern Territory (Opens in new window)

Waste Management and Pollution Control Act 1998 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection Regulations 2020 Northern Territory (Opens in new window)

Waste Management and Pollution Control (Administration) Regulations 1998 Northern Territory

Additional information

Environment protection approvals and licences and waste discharge licences take an average of six to eight weeks to assess and administer and may take up to three months depending on the complexity of the proposed activity.

Administering agency

Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NTEPA)

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:

Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NTEPA)

Operating address: Arnhemica House
Level 1
16 Parap Road
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8924 4218
Email: waste@nt.gov.au
Contact us website: https://ntepa.nt.gov.au/contact-us (Opens in new window)