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.

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

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.