Registration of Prescribed Premises - Western Australia


You may need this registration if you intend to operate premises that will cause emissions. Emissions mean the:

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

Premises that cause emissions are prescribed premises. The types of prescribed premises which need registration include:

  • intensive livestock housing of cattle and pigs
  • chemical manufacturing, processing or handling
  • water treatment or desalination
  • ceramic goods manufacturing.

Please see part 2 of the attached document for a complete list of prescribed premises that need registration.

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

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

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

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.


You must notify the Agency if you become the occupier of a registered premises.

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: Prime House
8 Davidson Terrace
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 10
Joondalup DC, Western Australia 6919
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Website: Environmental Regulation (Opens in new window)