The EPA holds a public register of information relating to our operations such as:
- environmental authorisations or licences
- new applications
- completed prosecutions and civil penalties
- site contamination index
- environmental protection and clean up orders
- development authorisation referrals
An online directory forms part of the public register and is designed to make it easier for the public to find out what information is being held. This directory is not exhaustive.
How to request for information
You can make a request to view or obtain information held on the public register. Please contact (08) 8204 9128 or email.
Typically it takes 3 days for simple requests for information to be processed.
More complex requests can require a search of multiple data files, entire documents and reports. In these situations the time taken to compile all the relevant information can be much longer.
The EPA will help you clarify what is available when you make your request and the time it takes will depend on the complexity of your information request.
Cost to view or obtain information
The cost of viewing and accessing information on the public register is a prescribed fee, set by Parliament, and outlined within State Government Regulations under the EP Act. It is indexed annually.
In 2019–20 the prescribed fees are:
- each manual inspection – $21.50
- each inspection requiring access to a computer – $21.50 for each 10-minute period (or part thereof)
- copy of part of the register – first page $5.50, each additional page $1.95.
However, the EPA has waived fees where:
|Information that is recorded on the public register is also accessible via the EPA website.||Fee waived – no cost|
|Documents recorded on the public register (other than documents that are available via the EPA website), which are provided electronically to the public.||Fee waived – for electronic copies where documents clearly identified
Inspection charges as outlined in the regulations apply where documents are not clearly identified
|Documents provided in print to persons who have an interest in the matter described in the document and where that person would, in the opinion of the Authority, face financial hardship in paying the full fee.||Fee waived – no cost|
|Documents recorded on the public register that are provided to a landowner or tenant of a residential property or where that document directly relates to the residential land they own or occupy.||Fee waived – no cost|
You can make an appointment to view information or request copies of documents by contacting (08) 8204 9128 or by email.