Works Approval - Western Australia


You may need this approval if you intend to carry out works on premises that will cause emissions. Premises that cause emissions are prescribed premises. Emissions mean the:

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

Circumstances in which you will need this approval include:

  • causing premises to, or become capable of, becoming prescribed premises
  • adding a new category of emissions to an existing prescribed premises
  • performing works that would increase or change emissions from the prescribed premises due to the works.

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.

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

Service type


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


You will not need this approval if the proposed work is:

  • covered by an existing works approval, licence, closure notice, or environmental protection notice
  • conducted in the course of general maintenance to maintain efficient operation of any pollution control equipment or procedure.

Eligibility requirements

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


Three years


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.

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
Website: Environmental Regulation (Opens in new window)