Seeking an exemption from the PRCE Act 2021 - suppliers

This form is for expressions of interest from suppliers of banned plastic items who wish to enquire about applying for an exemption.

When to use this form

This form is for expressions of interest from organisations or individuals ‘carrying on a business’ in NSW ('suppliers'). This includes those carrying on an activity for commercial, charitable, sporting, educational or community purposes, as well as not-for-profit businesses, partnerships and sole traders.

If you are not ‘carrying on a business’, but wish to provide feedback about a continued need for access to and/or use of a banned item by an individual, use the continued need for a plastic item banned under the PRCE Act 2021 form.

This form is not a formal application for an exemption under the PRCE Act. Rather, this form will help guide you through the types of questions that you may need to answer in further detail, after the EPA has considered your enquiry.

Completing this form does not mean that you will be granted an exemption.

Next steps

After considering the information you provide in this form, the EPA will aim to contact you to further discuss your enquiry within 10 business days. We may provide you with information which may assist you to determine whether you require an exemption and whether you wish to submit a formal application. If so, we can provide you with an application form following these discussions.

Your details

About the item

See our Plastics definition page for more information.

Reason for enquiry


Supporting information

Privacy management

The EPA collects and manages the personal information you provide according to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Providing your personal information is voluntary, however the EPA may not be able to consider your feedback without it.

The EPA collects and holds the information you provide, including personal information, for the following purposes:

  • assessing and responding to your feedback
  • any related exemption application process
  • collecting information and feedback on prohibited plastic items and on potential or current exemptions or exemption applications
  • internal administrative purposes, including contacting you about exemptions, consultation opportunities or requirements under the PRCE Act
  • as part of administering the PRCE Act
  • collaborating or partnering with you on matters relating to the NSW Plastics Action Plan or the PRCE Act
  • for directly related purposes.

In assessing your feedback, or for one of the other purposes listed above, the EPA may need to disclose the information you provide, including any personal information, to:

  • other Government agencies, for example (and where relevant) NSW Health and the Department of Planning and Environment
  • people outside of the EPA who are assisting with exemption processes, including people on or involved with a technical advisory panel (or similar) contracted by the EPA.

The EPA will seek your consent before disclosing your personal information to third parties not mentioned above unless otherwise required or permitted to disclose that personal information.

Once the EPA has collected your personal information, you have the right to access and correct any of it at any time. To do this, contact the EPA at

For privacy enquiries or general enquiries concerning access to or amendment of personal information held by the EPA, call a Right to Information/Privacy Officer on (02) 9995 5000.