Environmental authority for environmentally relevant activities - Resource activities - Queensland


In Queensland, you need to apply for an environmental authority (EA) to perform an environmentally relevant activity (ERA).
ERAs are industrial or intensive agricultural activities with the potential to release contaminants into the environment. They include a wide range of activities such as aquaculture, sewage treatment, cattle feedlotting, mining and coal seam gas extraction.

There are 2 categories of ERAs - resource activities and prescribed ERAs.

Resource activities

Many resource activities will require an EA. The EA is in addition to the tenure requirements under resource legislation. Resource activities include

Service type


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

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

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:

Permit and Licence Management

Department of Environment and Science

Mailing address: GPO Box 2454
Phone: 1300 130 372
Email: palm@des.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)