Authorised Disposals and Discharges - Victoria


You will need this approval to discharge waste into the environment or store / use waste on a premises in an emergency situation. This approval will only be granted for the purposes of:

  • meeting a temporary emergency
  • providing temporary relief of a public nuisance or community hardship
  • enabling the repair, commissioning, decommissioning or dismantling of any item of industrial plant or fuel burning equipment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with the conditions placed on your authorisation to ensure the discharge, emission, deposition, storage, treatment or handling of waste is managed appropriately and does not result in significant adverse effects on human health and the environment.


Up to 120 days


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Section 157 Authorisation Guidance (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 2017 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection Regulations 2021 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Contact details

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