Approval of Class of Container/Label - South Australia


Manufacturers and distributors of beverages sold in containers covered by the Beverage Container provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1993 (more commonly known as Container Deposit Legislation ??? CDL) in South Australia, must obtain approval before the sale of that beverage in South Australia commences.

Applicants must ensure the containers are labelled with the approved refund marking and put in place an affective and appropriate waste management arrangement for the payment of refunds to consumers and the collection and recycling of the containers returned.

Non-compliance may result in the prohibition of beverage container sales, enforcement action including civil and/or criminal proceedings, and the reprinting of labels.

Service type


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




2019-2020 fees:
Application with 1 label: $322.50
Application with 2-5 labels: $537.50
Application with 6-10 labels: $795.50
Application with 11-20 labels: $1,311.50
Application with more than 20 labels: $2,343.50.

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1993 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection Regulations 2009 South Australia

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority

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:

Container Deposit Legislation

Environment Protection Authority

Operating address: Level 2
211 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2607
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 1800 623 445
Phone: 0882042004
Fax: 0881244760
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