About the public register (POEO)

The public register under section 308 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (the POEO Act) contains

  • environment protection licences
  • applications for new licences and to transfer or vary existing licences
  • environment protection and noise control notices
  • penalty notices issued by the EPA
  • convictions in prosecutions under the POEO Act
  • the results of civil proceedings
  • licence review information. Submissions regarding licence review can be made at any time
  • exemptions from the provisions of the POEO Act or regulations
  • approvals granted under sections 11, 18, 53, 72, 77 and 162 of the POEO (Clean Air) Regulation.

As a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (Amendment Act), the public register will be expanded to include the following from the 31 March 2012

  • any mandatory audits required to be undertaken in relation to a licence
  • each pollution study required by a condition of a licence
  • each pollution reduction program required by a condition of a licence
  • each penalty notice issued in relation to a premises.

As a result of the commencement of the EPA's risk-based licensing system from 1 July 2015, the public register will include environmental risk levels. For further information on risk levels see Risk-based licensing.

You can search for information or download the full list of licences issued under the POEO Act and a list of unlicenced premises still regulated by the EPA as zip files containing an Excel spreadsheet. See terms of use.

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