Environmental Impact Assessment - Western Australia


You will need an environmental impact assessment (EIA) if you are engaged in a development proposal or are aware of proposals that are likely to have a significant effect on the environment.

Development proposals include proposals for:

  • mining
  • industry
  • infrastructure (such as ports, railways and pipelines).

All proposals are considered in order to decide whether they need a formal environmental impact assessment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A proposal likely, if implemented to have a significant effect on the environment should be referred to the EPA for a decision on whether the proposal should be formally assessed.


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Apply Application All

The Environmental Protection (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2021 outline the charges and fees associated with conducting an environmental impact assessment for proposals referred to the EPA.

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Application process


If you intend to make an environmental impact assessment you must:

  • be willing to comply with any ongoing requirements of the assessment process
  • submit the required documentation and forms, covering the intended project, the expected environmental impacts, and management plans for these impacts
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Applications should be submitted via the department’s secure digital platform, Environment Online.

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Protection Authority

Contact details

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