Environmental Authorisation Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake a prescribed activity of environmental significance. An activity of environmental significance has the potential or is likely to cause a significant impact on the environment. Environmental impact may include air pollution, noise pollution, the production of heat, the production of solid, liquid or gas waste.

This licence will entitle you to carry out an activity otherwise banned or restricted due to significant environmental impact.

Prescribed activities of environmental significance include:

  • Chemical works and storage
  • mineral processing
  • resource recovery
  • waste transport or disposal
  • meat and fish processing.

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.


Up to 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource. Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Application process


Please contact the agency for relevant forms.


A licence may be transferred.

Additional information

The particular conditions of an environmental authorisation will vary according to the prescribed activity for which authorisation is granted. Conditions are likely to include some measures or method of regulation to achieve environmental protection and improvement.

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.

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Licensing - Environmental

Environment Protection Authority

South Australia
Operating address: Level 2
211 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Operating address: 11 Helen Street
Mount Gambier, South Australia 5291
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2607
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8204 2058
Email: epalicensing@sa.gov.au
Website: Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)

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