Emissions Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate premises that have significant potential to cause emissions. Emissions include the:

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

Premises that cause emissions are prescribed premises. The types of prescribed premises that need this licence include 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.

Please refer to the attached document for a complete list of prescribed premises.

If your prescribed premises meets the requirements for registration rather than this licence, you will need to apply for registration instead.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 Western Australia

Application process


In addition to your completed application form you must:

  • provide any information and documentation needed by the Agency, including information on the aspects of the proposal which cause or influence the potential for causing emissions to the environment
  • pay the applicable fees.

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

Western Australia
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Email: primehouse.reception@dwer.wa.gov.au
Website: Environmental Regulation (Opens in new window)