Emissions Licence - Western Australia


You may require this licence if you intend to operate a prescribed premises or site where you undertake activities that directly or indirectly cause or increase emissions. An emission refers to the:

  • discharge of waste
  • emission of noise, odour or electromagnetic radiation
  • transmission of electromagnetic radiation.

Prescribed premises are industrial premises with significant potential to cause pollution of air, land or water. Examples of prescribed premises include but are not limited to premises used for:

  • intensive livestock housing
  • mineral and resource extraction
  • refining
  • manufacturing
  • processing of food, animal and plant matter or products
  • waste management, collection or disposal
  • storage or warehousing of large quantities of chemicals
  • energy generation.

For a full list of prescribed premises please refer to Schedule 1 of the regulations. Please note that this licence may not be necessary for Prescribed Premises that appear under Part 2 of Schedule 1 as those premises may be either licensed or registered (see Registration of a Prescribed Premises).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As per licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

This fee will vary based on the output of emissions. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal All

Fees will vary depending on the timing of your application. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Emissions Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Vary All Transfer Works Approval or Licence or Notify New Occupier of Registered Premises - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Regulation

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:


Environmental Regulation

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Website: Environmental Regulation (Opens in new window)