Small business registration

If you supply goods and services to the EPA and are an Australian or New Zealand-based firm that has less than 20 full time employees (or full time equivalent), you may be eligible to register with the NSW Government as a small business.

The NSW Government has committed to faster payments. Payments up to $10,000 will now be paid instantly by credit card. Registered small businesses that supply to in-scope government departments will also be paid within 20 calendar days of central payment departments receiving a correctly rendered invoice for goods or services provided for between $10,000 and $1 million. Faster payments have been in place since the 1st December 2018.

How to register as a small business with NSW Government

Detailed instructions are available on the Small business website.

The NSW Government has criteria for a correctly rendered invoice. The invoice should

  • be tax compliant
  • State that Environment Protection Authority ABN 43 692 285 758 has been contracted to receive the goods or services
  • display correctly calculated amounts (i.e. net amount, GST displayed and total amount)
  • quote a valid purchase order number or, in the absence of a purchase order number, display the contact name or contact email address of the person who bought the goods/services.

Send the invoice

  • Preferred via email to for EPA
    • The invoice should be attached as a pdf file.
    • For multiple invoices, each invoice must be separated into its own pdf file.
  • Post to Finance Shared Services, PO Box 1967, Hurstville BC NSW 1481

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