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Licences and permits

Environmentally relevant activities

If you intend to conduct an environmentally relevant activity (ERA), you must apply for an environmental authority (EA).

Public register—Environmental Protection Act 1994

This public register provides details of environmental authority and enforcement documents issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 that are publicly available.

Development application process

An outline of the requirements for lodging development applications, when an application is required and how they are assessed.

Development within coastal zones

Development within the coastal zone is regulated to avoid immediate or future impacts on coastal resources.

Activities on contaminated land

We ensure known contamination sites and potentially contaminating activities are managed appropriately to help prevent environmental and health risks in Queensland.

Changing Heritage places

Proposals to develop Queensland Heritage Places are assessed to ensure heritage places retain their significance while accommodating changing needs.

Keeping and moving plants and animals

Much of Queensland's native wildlife is protected by legislation to ensure its survival and to protect biodiversity.

Waste tracking, storage and disposal

Transport, storage, recycling or disposal of regulated wastes are environmentally relevant activities that may require a licence.


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Environmental authorities register

Search this register for details about permits and licences (environmental authorities) for resource activities (mining and petroleum and gas) and prescribed activities issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Suitable operator register

You can search this register to obtain your suitable operator reference number or to see if you are already registered.

A suitable operator is a person or corporation who has been registered with us as being suitable to carry out an environmentally relevant activity (ERA).

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Last updated
6 July 2017
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