Permit to Operate Municipal Landfill Servicing Less Than 5000 People - Victoria


You will need this permit if you intend to operate a landfill in a municipal area that services less than 5000 people.

Landfills under this permit includes landfills that receive, discharge or deposit solid waste to land, including industrial waste. This permit does not allow you to operate landfills that are used solely for the discharge or deposit to land of mining or extractive industry waste.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing eligibility requirements include:

  • keeping a copy of the permit at the activity site and be easily accessible
  • notifying the Authority in the event of a discharge that may harm human health or the environment, a malfunction of control measures or any breach of the permit
  • notifying the authority within 48 hours of any personal detail change or any change to an officer
  • keeping information and monitoring records for five years
  • developing a risk management and monitoring program
  • ensuring the minimising of emission of odours, release of litter and the deterrence of vermin
  • ensuring that surface water is collected and directed away from the landfill.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 2017 Victoria

Additional information

There are permission conditions attached to this permit. You must take all reasonable steps:

  • to avoid exceeding the methane gas action specified in legislation
  • to ensure the depth of any leachate in your landfill does not exceed 300mm above the surface.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Officer

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address: 200 Victoria Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4395
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 372 842
Fax: 03 9695 2610
Website: Environment Protection Authority Victoria (Opens in new window)