Suitable operator registration - Queensland


You need to be registered as a suitable operator to lodge an environmental authority, which allows you to carry out an environmentally relevant activity.

The registration process will place you on the suitable operator register and assign you a reference number.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Your suitable operator registration ends after 5 years of not the holding an environmental authority, unless the registration is otherwise cancelled or suspended.


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You do not need to pay any fees.

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Application process


You can either complete your application for registration through Online Services or obtain the application form from the administering authority.

You may submit your application for registration with your environmental authority application.

Approval time

Up to 20 business days

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Contact details

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