Environmental Approval - Northern Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to undertake an action that has a potentially significant environmental impact. Relevant actions include planning or design, construction, operation, rehabilitation and remediation and closure of a project or works.

You will need to obtain an environmental impact assessment by the regulator before your action can be approved.

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.


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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

Approval time

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

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