Temporary emissions licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to temporarily release a contaminant into the environment in response to an applicable event.

An applicable event is an event or series of events, either natural or caused by sabotage that was not foreseen when particular conditions were imposed on an environmental approval or transitional environmental program. For example, a flood or bushfire that was not, in fact, considered at the time the relevant conditions were applied could be considered an applicable event.

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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2929.00

Fees for 2023-24

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Application process


You must first discuss your TEL application with the agency before submitting your application. Your application can be made either in person to an authorised person or by email to the administering authority as follows:

During business hours

  1. If you have the contact details for the agency's local Office, contact that Office for instructions on submitting an application; otherwise;
  2. Call 1300 130 372 and select option 4. The Permits and Licensing Team will transfer your call to the relevant local Office.

Outside business hours

  1. Call 1300 130 372 and select option 2

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Approval time

24 hours

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.